Project Coordinator for Malaria Epidemiology Research Group Phylis Mzanga recently secured a scholarship to attend a workshop in clinical trial management for study coordinators in low income countries.
The workshop was organised by the Strathmore University and Faculty for Capacity Development (FCD) with funding from different partners including TDR- WHO and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). The event took place at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to equip study coordinators to take extra responsibilities to support Principal Investigators and study teams.
From Malawi, Phylis was joined by Getrude Mwase Banda the Deputy Clinical Manager from Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW). During the workshop, Phylis learnt a lot from the interaction with a diverse group of study coordinators from across Africa and experienced faculty members from all over the world.
“I am very thankful to the FCD, Strathmore University, TDR- WHO and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) for bringing together study coordinators across Africa to share experiences and build a working network to improve management of clinical trials in low Income countries. I feel am now ready to support fellow coordinators, Principal Investigators and study teams at MLW with mentorship, Clinical trial implementation and training,” said Phylis.