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Work package 6: Capacity strengthening and networking

Led by Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Zambia

Aim: To establish close cooperation between partner organisations resulting in capacity building, support for formal education and training of the study staff. This will include the establishment of a framework for future human challenge studies for Shigella and other vaccines. The specific objectives are:


  • To strengthen and develop capacity in clinical trials and clinical immunology for assessment of immune response to the vaccine in Burkina Faso and Zambia

  • To develop know-how and infrastructure for surveillance

  • Support South-South and North-South networking and collaboration among consortium partners

  • To assess the feasibility of establishing CHIM capabilities and advocate and support initial steps needed to establish CHIM capabilities in Burkina Faso and Zambia


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