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« Under the Leadership of Three Research Institutions, First Trials for Ebola Treatments to start at MSF Sites »

Le 13 novembre 2014
10:00

« Under the Leadership of Three Research Institutions, First Trials for Ebola Treatments to start at MSF Sites »

with

Dr Annick Antierens
Manager of the Investigational Platform for Experimental Ebola Products, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

And Principal Investigators of upcoming trials:

Prof Denis Malvy
French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

Prof Peter Horby
The University of Oxford

Dr Johan van Griensven
Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)

To fight the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, finding a safe and effective treatment is a priority. The University of Oxford, on behalf of the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC); the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM); and the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) will lead three separate experimental treatment trials in West Africa. MSF will host these trials in three of its Ebola case management centres, an exceptional measure in the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, which has already claimed around 5,000 lives in this epidemic.

The Principal Investigators of the different trials and MSF will outline plans for these trials.

Contact:
Yasmin Rabiyan yasmin.rabiyan@geneva.msf.org +41 79 441 8996
Joanna Keenan joanna.keenan@geneva.msf.org +41 79 203 13 02

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