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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

ALERRT

Introduction to the ALERRT project

Overview

  • ALERRT (African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training) aims to reduce the public health and socio-economic impact of disease outbreaks in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) by building a sustainable clinical and laboratory research preparedness and response network.
  • ALERRT consists of 21 partner organisations from 13 countries (4 European and 9 African).
  • ALERRT has been awarded a five-year grant from EDCTP starting on 01 December 2017

Objectives

  1. To establish a clinical research network that can design and rapidly implement ICH-compliant, high quality, large-scale, multi-site clinical studies in preparation for and response to outbreaks in SSA.
  2. To establish a laboratory network with the capabilities to provide integrated support to clinical research in preparation for and response to outbreaks in SSA.
  3. To develop and implement a scalable, GCP-compliant, robust data management/ICT infrastructure suitable for resource-poor settings in SSA.
  4. To establish a ‘response framework’ that alleviates administrative, regulatory and ethical bottlenecks and ensures ALERRT can act swiftly to initiate research.
  5. To enhance and maintain the operational research capacity of the ALERRT network by developing and implementing a training and capacity development programme.
  6. To ensure that the actions of the network are relevant to, accepted and supported by local communities and that the results of the networks’ efforts have a sustainable impact on health through improved clinical practice and public health policy.
  7. To establish ALERRT as a sustainable SSA network that is linked to international networks and that synergises with, and contributes to, global health-security efforts.

 

No                      Institution*

CODE

1

University of Oxford

UOXF

2

Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation

IRESSEF

3

Uganda National Health Research Organization/ Uganda Virus Research Institute 

UNHRO

4

University of Yaoundé 1

UNIYA

5

Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

MRC GAMBIA

6

Institut Pasteur Paris, France

IP France

7

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

LSHTM

8

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

ITM

9

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine

KNUST

10

Institut Pasteur de Dakar

IP Dakar

11

Centre Pasteur du Cameroun

IP Cameroun

12

Institut Pasteur de Madagascar

IP Madagascar

13

Institut Pasteur de Bangui

IP Bangui

14

Institut Pasteur de Cote D’Ivoire

IP Cote d'Ivoire

15

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

IC

16

The Alliance for International Medical Action

ALIMA

17

Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin

BNITM

18

Université Paris Descartes

UNIParis Desc.

19

Inserm, centre 1219, University of Bordeaux

Inserm

20

PACCI, ANRS research center in Côte d'Ivoire

PAC-CI

21

Institut Nationale de Recherche Biomedicale

INRB

Partner Networks