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Call Career Development Fellowship (CDF)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2018-06-01
End Date 2021-05-31
Project Code TMA2016CDF1563
Status Completed


Vaccines and Medicines utilisation and safety monitoring system in a Health and Demographic Surveillance System, Uganda


Overall aim is to create a community based surveillance platform for pharmacovigilance that utilises both public and private facilities for monitoring the safety and utilisation of vaccines and medicines in Uganda by piggybacking on the available community surveillance systems, linked databases of community and health facilities using technological efforts rather than creating new ones. Primary: 1. To set up a surveillance system for monitoring vaccines and medicines use within a health demographic surveillance system (HDSS) covering both public and private sector treatment centers and health facilities. 2. To characterize and profile the adverse drug reactions following use of vaccines, and drugs by patient socio-demographic characteristics. 3. To test the feasibility and practicality of available communication methods for routine monitoring of vaccines and medicines safety, and utilization practices.

Host Organisation

Institution Country
Makerere University Uganda


Name Institution Country
Prof. Jim Todd LSHTM United Kingdom

Study Design

Population-based observational and surveillance studies


Iganga and Mayuge, Uganda

Phd Study

Title University Start Date End Date
PhD Public Health, Title: Use of data mining for pharmacovigilance in Africa Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium 2013-09-10 2015-12-22

Students Supervised

Type Name Title University Start Date End Date
PhD Trust Chibawara Model-Based inference on the impact of early access to antiretroviral therapy in adults on HIV incidence among young woman in Swaziland Division of Community Health, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg 2017 2020
Msc Clara Lindberg Assessing the extent of universal health coverage for maternal health services: A cross-sectional study from the Health and Demographic Surveillance Site in eastern Uganda Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute 05/02/2018

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