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General Assembly meeting of the PediCAP consortium

On February 24th, 2022, the PediCAP consortium met for a general assembly meeting. The general assembly meeting is the main meeting in which all consortium members and work package leaders within the PediCAP project meet to share progress, address issues and make key...

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Microbiology sub-study sites receive training from LAB-Net

At the end of 2021, LAB-Net provided training on the sampling and microbiology procedures to all five sites taking part in the microbiology sub-study in the Paediatric Community Acquired Pneumonia (PediCAP) project.   Microbiologists, technicians and study...

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World Pneumonia Day 2021: Every Breath Counts

Every breath counts  It’s impossible to ignore the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has gripped the lives of everyone around the world, but it is equally impossible to ignore the thousands of lives that are lost daily to chest infections (pneumonia). According to...

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First patient enrolled in PediCAP trial

Part of the PediCAP study team at Makerere University, Uganda We are proud to announce that on the 7th of December 2020, the PediCAP team at Makerere University at the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital Naguru (Kampala, Uganda) recruited the very first participant into...

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PediCAP Consortium Meeting 2020 and COVID-19 pandemic

After the kick-off Meeting held in Johannesburg last year, the PediCAP Consortium was expected to meet in Zimbabwe in June 2020. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the related safety measures, the face-to-face meeting was canceled. A...

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First ethical approval in Zimbabwe

The PediCAP protocol obtained its first ethical approvals! Harare and Parirenyatwa Hospitals (Zimbabwe) provided their ethical approval respectively in September and October, two months after protocol finalisation. This achievement is highly motivating for all the...

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PediCAP protocol finalised

We are glad to announce that the PediCAP protocol has been finalized! Following an active discussion during the kick-off meeting in Johannesburg, during which its key points were discussed and aligned with each site’s standard of care and practices, principal...

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