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MLW dedicated to strengthening leadership and management through training.

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The Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust has embarked on a program that is aimed at strengthening leadership and management at MLW through training.


According to MLW’s Chief Operations Officer Paul Clough, the trainings are being conducted to create greater capacity at management level within MLW as it expands so that there should be leaders who can assume greater responsibility for its success.

 
He said “There are many factors in the success of MLW but undoubtedly one of the most significant ones is how well we manage and lead the organisation”.

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How antimalarial and antiretroviral drugs interact in HIV-malaria co-infected adults

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In order to understand how effective and safe antimalarials are in treating malaria when given to adults who are HIV-positive and are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme is implementing the ADAPT II study in Blantyre and Chikwawa.


Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are the current first-line antimalarials. It is known that certain ARTs can alter the level of the artemisinins’ partner drugs in ACTs when taken together. This has been a cause for concern since increased levels of these partner drugs can lead to toxicity for instance of the heart (i.e. cardiotoxicity).

 

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Salmonella “unmasked as major killer of young children in Africa" supplement in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa are a major cause of child illness and deaths, a new body of research into this usually overlooked infectious disease has revealed.

 

In the West, Salmonella is commonly thought of as a bacterium responsible for relatively harmless cases of food poisoning. However, a supplement to the leading infectious diseases journal Clinical Infectious Diseases published recently exposes the unacceptable toll of sickness and death caused by invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa.