Advancing Field Research in East Africa

Joint Mobile Emerging Disease Intervention Clinical Capability (JMEDICC)
This program is a collaboration between US and Ugandan researchers. JMEDICC provides a platform for clinical trials in filoviruses during an outbreak setting. The program is establishing a pilot demonstration of the capabilities at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital in Kabarole District. This platform includes establishing an isolation unit, strengthening the hospital laboratories to provide services beyond traditional hospitals in Africa, training staff in advanced supportive care and scientific rigor, conducting clinical research on sepsis, and establishing mobile capabilities to conduct clinical research during an outbreak anywhere in the country. CEID provides technical expertise around infection control, healthcare worker training, care of viral hemorrhagic fever patients, and research capacity building.

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