CREAMS - Global Health Trials

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Clinical Research Education and
Management Services (CREAMS) Ltd
December 2011
CREAMS
About CREAMS
• Company registered in Malawi (under Companies
Act 46:03, section 14) in December 2011
• Mission: To act as a major partner in shaping the
research policy, technical and scientific
environment that will enable the public and
private health sectors in Malawi to capably
participate in and effectively contribute to
ongoing high quality medical research for
generation of evidence in the fight against clinical
and public health problems
CREAMS
Operational structure
International Advisors
Board of Directors (3)
Office (Lilongwe)
Local consultants:
• Public Health
• Statistician
• Epidemiologist
• Health economics
• Social sciences
SERVICES
CREAMS
Services
Research training
• Research methodology
• Grant writing
• Research Ethics
• Publication of results
• Higher education degrees
Study design
Research capacity
needs assessment
and implementation
Public Private
Sector
Coordination
CREAMS
Conduct of research
Procurement and
Research database
development
distribution of
research equipment
and consumables
CREAMS
Intended outcomes
• Changing how research is done:
– Accessible and affordable research training
– Involvement of private sector in research
– Better Private-Public sector coordination
– Improved personal and institutional research
capacity
– More international collaborative research
opportunities
– Accessible data base of research conducted in
Malawi for meta-analysis and policy formulation
CREAMS
Recent activities
• Interactive website that point users to various
online research training opportunities
• Malawi bibliographic database:
– First of its kind in Malawi
– 2500 abstracts of health research ever conduct in
Malawi by 6000 authors
– Free access abstracts but not full articles
• Joint research applications with local partners
– WHO TDR (September 2012)
– Canadian Grand Challenges (September 2012) CREAMS
Thanks
• Partners:
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MoH (Dr Damson Kathyola)
Commission of Science and Technology (Dr Mathilda Chithila)
Malawi College of Health Science (Mr Dennis Simango)
Kamuzu College of Nursing (Dr Alfred Maluwa)
• Individuals:
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Dr Thomas Nyirenda
Dr Peter Nyasulu
Dr Edwin Libamba
Dr George Ganiza
Mr Matthews Ngwale
Dr Bagrey Ngwira
CREAMS

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