In sub-Saharan countries, access to health care is still a challenge, resulting in profound inequities in health in the region. Challenges to effective health services and interventions include geographical, physical financial and/or cultural barriers. Sub-Sahara has one of the highest neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the world, almost 70% of all HIV/Aids cases can be found here. Clearly, then, support for the region is desperately needed.
Julius Clinical and Julius Global Health (part of the University Medical Center Utrecht) have joined together to create AfricaClinical, a network of local investigators and institutes who are committed to improving healthcare and 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 have all many years of experience in research and performing clinical trials in the field of Infectious Diseases, Metabolic Diseases and Cardiovascular Diseases and have access to a substantial number of patients, enabling fast and high quality recruitment and retention rate.
We are involved in the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) – TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowship as a host organisation.