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Chikhwawa Building Grant to Advance Research Activities at MLW

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ChikhawaGrantphotoThe current research facility in ChikhwawaConstruction of a new research facility in Chikhwawa will start soon as MLW has received a £160,000 (MWK 107 milllion) grant from the Wellcome Trust for the work.


Once completed, the new research facility will support the growing number of research activities in Chikhwawa District.
The funding will allow the construction of a dedicated clinical research building on the grounds of Chikhwawa hospital, thus developing the new MLW Chikhwawa child survival Initiative to the next level.

 

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‘HIV Self-Testing’ receives International Recognition

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AWomantestingA Woman Undergoing Self-TestingHIV Self-testing has been recognized as one of the best ways of offering opportunity to people especially from resource poor communities to test themselves in private and know their HIV status which has potential benefit of helping them to live a positive life.

 

According to research findings, one of the main obstacles to improving HIV/TB control is low uptake of regular HIV testing by many adults in Africa.

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Optimising the Programmatic Deployment of Antimalarials using Pharmacological modelling

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Weight-based antimalarial treatment options for Coartem (LA)A recent paper published by Dr. Eva Maria Hodel and colleagues highlights the differences in effectiveness between the highly controlled settings under which antimalarial drugs are tested and the real-life settings and ways they may be used in practice.

 

As part of an MRC methodology research grant held by Drs Ian Hastings & Anja Terlouw, Dr Hodel used mathematical models to simulate realistic antimalarial drug treatment practices in real-life settings that may either be impossible, difficult or unethical to test in trials.