Congratulations to Dr. Mohammed Lamorde on his new executive role at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) as Chair of Africa Network.
ISPOR is the leading professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) globally. The ISPOR Africa Network is a group within the organizational structure of ISPOR that consists of ISPOR regional chapters from different countries in Africa. It also constitutes approximately 5000 academics, researchers and industry experts.
Researchers from the University helped to deliver a free training course in Uganda this month (18 – 20 April 2018) for students and researchers from or based in developing countries to help in the management of poverty-related diseases.
The VirTUAL Consortium (Vulnerable patient Tuberculosis AntiretroviraL), which is led by the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, is an international initiative to optimise the safe and effective treatments of poverty related diseases including HIV and TB using a combination of clinical trials, pharmacokinetic modelling and capacity building approaches. Together this aims to improve current understanding of drug disposition in complex clinical scenarios and provide a flexible platform for identifying clinical strategies with application to other disease areas.
This is in part a result of sustained access to antiretroviral therapy which has seen a record 21.7 million people enroll on treatment. In order to sustain these significant gains, the report calls for scale up of access to treatment by global institutions working towards an AIDS-free world.