Central Data Catalog

Thematic Group collections

Biomedical Science thematic group

Genetics, molecular biology, immunology and histopathology of diseases of public health importance. Disease focus: malaria, TB, HIV, co-­‐morbidity, Sexually-­‐transmitted infections (STI), staphylococcal disease, viral circulation and non-­‐malarial fevers. Custodian of laboratory assets and provider of laboratory services to other Thematic Groups.

Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences thematic group

Entomology, ecology, biology, health geography, biostatistics & mathematical modeling. Disease focus: malaria & other mosquito-­‐ borne pathogens, water & sanitation related diseases, zoonotic disease. Custodian of insectories & other entomological research assets. Leads establishment of Malaria Competence Centre.

Interventions thematic group

Clinical trials phase 1b, 2, 3 to test safety, efficacy, equivalence, effectiveness, pharmacovigilance of drugs, diagnostics & vaccines in the human population. Disease focus: malaria, TB, HIV. Custodian of clinical trials facilities and lead on establishment of Contract Research Organisation capability.

Health Systems thematic group

Multi-disciplinary studies of health system performance including service delivery; quality, effectiveness and equity; health financing, human resources, governance & accountability and social determinants of health. Particular focus on maternal, neonatal and child health services.

Impact Evaluation thematic group

Monitor and evaluation of pilot initiatives, national programs and changes in population health and demographics. Custodian of Health and Demographic Surveillance, Facility Based Information System and SAVVY (Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy).

Policy Translation and Delivery thematic group

Catalyse uptake and effective implementation of policy changes, interventions or new approaches. Explore, devise and test scalable, replicable implementation models and tools.

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