Challenges in conducting clinical research in resource-limited settings: Experiences during COVID-19
In rapidly evolving global situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic, research needs to incorporate the realities of different global contexts. Identifying knowledge gaps and transfer challenges in different global contexts helps to effectively direct resources towards the most pressing needs to tackle the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic.
In this webinar, experts and members of the Clinical Epidemiology Working Group of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition will give a brief overview of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from resource-limited settings. As expected, these challenges can be very broad, and therefore, the presenters will use different region-specific examples as a vehicle to expose those challenges focusing on resources, logistics, and cultural barriers.
This webinar will aid the scientific community to gain a general perspective of the challenges that fellow researchers from resource-limited settings have encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic, to guide more equitable decision-making processes in this current pandemic and future outbreaks.
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MODERATOR: Prof. Anna Mia Ekström | Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
• Prof. Juan Carlos Villar | Fundación Cardioinfantil, Colombia
• Prof. Yap Boum II | Epicentre, Cameroon
• Dr Stellah Mpagama | Kibong’oto Infectious Diseases Hospital & Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University, Tanzania
• Prof. Denis Xavier | St. John’s Medical College, India