Access to healthcare in sub-Saharan countries remains a challenge, resulting in profound inequities in health in the region. Challenges to effective health services and interventions include geographical, physical, financial, and cultural barriers.
In response to these challenges, Julius Clinical and Julius Global Health (part of the University Medical Center Utrecht) have created Africa Clinical, a network of local clinical investigators and institutes who are committed to improving healthcare and specifically the health of the sub-Saharan population. The network consists of 40 local investigators from 20 countries with a trial network of over 100 sites. These investigators and sites share many years of experience in research and performing clinical trials in the fields of infectious diseases, metabolic diseases and cardiovascular diseases, and they have access to a substantial number of patients, enabling fast and high-quality recruitment with a good retention rate.
Visit the Africa Clinical website to learn more about this network.