PREGART project has successfully organized and conducted a 2-day Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training from 6th to 7th July 2020 and 1-day Protocol training on 8th July 2020 at Mildmay Hospital Lubowa. GCP training was offered by Mrs Mariam Nakitto and Dr. Balikuddembe Robert both GCP specialists from the Clinical Trials Unit, School of Public Health, Makerere University. The protocol training was offered by Dr. Jackson Mukonzo, Ugandan Country PI PREGART.
A total of 28 and 68 people was in attendance for the GCP and Protocol training respectively. These people were a representation of both the PREGART coordination office, Makerere University and the PREGART data collection site, the Mildmay Hospital.
A diverse expertise of fields was represented in both of these trainings spanning from nursing officers, medical officers, researchers, laboratory technologists and scientists, administrators, PhD fellows, gynaecologists, pharmacists, paediatricians and counsellors.
Both of these trainings in need equipped all participants in attendance with knowledge and skills on how to implement the PREGART clinical trial. However for in depth understanding of the protocol, an extended protocol training will be conducted at individual unit levels i.e. specific training for the laboratory person(s), specific training for the pharmacy personnel, specific training for the clinicians, specific training for the counsellors etc. These will be organized over the next 2 weeks.