The PREGART Clinical trial project conducted its kick-off meeting in September 2019. However, the trial participant recruitment initiated after two years of delay due to the impact of Covid-19 and lack of clinical trial insurance provider for timely ethical approval. As a catch-up plan, the project office in Ethiopia has identified additional 9 study hospitals that fulfilled the eligibility criteria.

A two days training on protocol popularization, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) was given from September 3-4, 2022 for the newly added trial site staffs to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills of clinical trial implementation according to the international standards.

Forty-five trial site staffs, with different professional categories (Obstetrician/ gynaecologist, PMTCT nurses, Laboratory technologist, Pharmacist) and who will be responsible for the site trial implementation participated in the two days training.

Figure 1: Logo of the consortium
Picture 1: Participants attending presentations
Picture 2: Partial view of Trainees