Zimbabwe boosting Clinical research with US Training

The country’s clinical research programme has received a massive boost following the unveiling of an exchange programme that shall see University of Zimbabwe postgraduate students receiving further research training in HIV and AIDS clinical trials at the University of Buffalo in the United States.

The country’s clinical research programme has received a massive boost following the unveiling of an exchange programme that shall see University of Zimbabwe postgraduate students receiving further research training in HIV and AIDS clinical trials at the University of Buffalo in the United States.

The move is expected to improve Zimbabwe’s ability to deal with HIV and AIDS.

Speaking on the sidelines of the exchange programme launch held in the capital, University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levy Nyagura said the programme shall see 15 postgraduates from the UZ benefiting over the next five years.

“The students will in turn offer clinical pharmacology expertise to multidisciplinary teams to achieve the HIV and AIDS research goals for Zimbabwe…” said Nyagura.

Buffalo University Associate Dean Professor Gene Morse said his institution chose to partner the University of Zimbabwe following what he termed reputable expertise associated with the college’s medical clinic.

“University of Zimbabwe has a history of credibility. It has also become a universal phenomenon that the world concentrates on research to do with dealing with the pandemic…”revealed Prof Morse.

Recent studies have also discovered that Microbicides are drugs that are intended for use to prevent infection with sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV.

Current investigations have shown that Microbicides might give hope to many women as they may be able to use them to protect themselves from being infected by HIV and other infections.

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