A group photo of the course patricipants together with Prof. Keith Fowke, Director, IID&GHTP and UNITID Director, Prof. James Machoki.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) is hosting the International Infectious Disease & Global Health Training Program (IID&GHTP) clinical trials and research course.
The clinical trials and research ethics in a developing country setting course kicked off on 14th November, 2016 and will run up to 25th November, 2016.
The opening session was graced by UNITID Director, Prof. James Machoki, who also represented the College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage and Prof. Keith Fowke, Director, IID&GHTP.
The training has brought together participants from Canada, Colombia, India, and Kenya.
The training has brought together PhD and post doctorate students from the University of Manitoba in Canada, India, Columbia, the University of Nairobi, and local participants who are clinical trial consultants from Thika, Kisumu, and Kericho sites.
The key objective of the course is to provide an overview of the design, implementation, and ethical issues involved in conducting clinical trials for infectious diseases with a focus on the opportunities and challenges of doing so a developing country.