RESEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE

Research Capacity


CCCRN has implemented clinical and operational research activities funded through CDC, NIH, Clinton Health Access Initiatives, GEANCO and other private streams. These include Adolescent Coordinated Transition study to Improve Health Outcomes among Nigerian HIV Youth, (NIH 1R01HD089871-01), Tuberculosis prevalence survey among HIV infected clients in South East Nigeria (CDC 5U2GGH00868-5), In-service Training Impact Evaluation study (I-TIE) to assess impact of in-service training on work practices in Nigeria (5U2GGH000916-04), Building and Strengthening Infection Control Strategies to Prevent Tuberculosis in Health facilities in South East Nigeria (CDC 5U2GGH00868-03) and Intervention for Sustained Testing and Retention (iSTAR) Among HIV-infected Patients (NIH 1R01HD087994-01), among others.

These studies have contributed to a better understanding of infectious disease burden and strategies to address them in resource limited settings.

Disease Surveillance and Notification


In consortium with the University of Maryland, CCCRN was awarded GH15-1632 Global Health Security project to expand efforts and strategies to protect and improve public health globally. Following the 2015 Ebola Virus epidemic, the project strengthened reporting systems for early detection and response for diseases of public health importance.

On this project CCCRN supported the development of clinical and laboratory capacity for disease detection and notification. The project also piloted solutions for data collection from pharmacies, patent medicine vendors and also involved in antimicrobial resistance surveillance efforts

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