Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark

Halting the dual Tuberculosis & Diabetes Epidemic

Research project Emergence of dual tuberculosis (TB)/diabetes mellitus (DM) epidemic threatens health and progress in sub-Saharan Africa. Interventions for these and other epidemics are managed in disease vertical programmes while various communicable and non-communi ... First-year report: Outputs: We have registred two PhD students and one post-doc. We have created materials for TB-DM course for front-line health care providers It’s a two package course - one for the mentors (standardised care package) and one ...
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Functional Immuno-genetic Correlates of Immunity to Malaria

Research project This project will define immune-genetic correlates of malaria immunity and strengthen research capacity through: 1. Identification of immuno-genetic determinants of immunity to malaria: Malaria immunity has been associated with antibody titres ... Midterm report: The field work has been completed and prevalence of asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia among children (aged 0.5-12 yrs) in the study community was 7% during the dry season. After the 50-week longitudinal follow up, with both ac ...
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Building Stronger Universities II – KCMUC

Research project Overall objective: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) undertakes highly relevant high quality research which is actively disseminated and shared with key stakeholders and which enhances quality of graduate and postgradu ...
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Monitoring and assessing the impact of vaccinations and other childhood interventions for both boys and girls

Research project   Background: Both observational studies and randomised trials (RCT) have documented that vaccines and micronutrients have non-specific effects (NSE) on child mortality. These effects may be even more important than the specific effec ... Project Completion Report We managed to conduct the local research training and to national researchers qualified at the PhD or post-doc levels. Though with some delays (due to factors outside our control) we also managed to submit the theses a ...
Period: 2009-10-1 to 2017-01-1 Countries: Burkina Faso Ghana Guinea-Bissau India Kenya Lead institution: Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark Partner institutions: INDEPTH Network, Ghana National Institute of Public Health (INASA), Guinea-Bissau Project code: 09-105SSI Total grant: 10,155,000 DKK
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Antibiotic Drug use, Monitoring and Evaluation of Resistance in Ghana (ADMER) – a research capacity building project

Research project Antibiotic resistance is increasing world-wide with serious consequences for complications and mortality of hitherto treatable infections, and the main reason is misuse of antibiotics. The aim of this project is to apply prudent antibiotic use princ ... Project Completion Report: The objectives of the ADMER project was capacity building mainly in the area of clinical microbiology with particular reference to antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use. All PhD projects were conducted as planned, and ...
Period: 2009-11-1 to 2015-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS), Ghana Project code: 09-099SSI Total grant: 9,183,798 DKK
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The Effect on Hospital Admissions of Providing BCG Vaccine at Birth to Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Randomised Trial in Guinea-Bissau

Master thesis Abstract Objective
To examine the effect of early BCG vaccination to low-birth-weight (LBW) infants on the risk and causes of neonatal and infant hospital admissions. Design Study of a secondary outcome within a randomis ...
Period: 2012-01-30 to 2013-02-11 Countries: Guinea-Bissau Lead institutions: Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark Grant recipient: Frederik Schaltz-Buchholzer Project code: A15876 Total grant: 15,000 DKK
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Long-term community studies to evaluate and improve primary health care programmes in Guinea-Bissau

Research project Strengthening research capacity in Guinea-Bissau by completing 5 initiated PhDs
and 2 new post-doc, 2 PhD and 2 MSc studies and conducting trials to optimise
health interventions. Studies deal with control and treatment of malaria, mea ... Project Completion Report: During the ENRECA-III phase five (5) Guinean have defended their theses and the thesis of the last candidate has had her thesis accepted for defence. The Danish trained PhD students in Bissau have become the backbon ...
Period: 2006-12-31 to 2012-12-30 Countries: Guinea-Bissau Lead institutions: Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark Project code: 502-SSI2 Total grant: 12,939,627 DKK
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Network for Monitoring Childhood Interventions

Research project The major interventions in childhood, in particular vaccinations and micronutrient supplementation, in low-income countries are implemented to prevent specific infections or deficiencies. These interventions have been evaluated exclusively for their ...
Period: 2008-09-26 to 2010-12-31 Countries: Burkina Faso Ghana Guinea-Bissau India Kenya Tanzania Lead institutions: Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark Project code: 97-08-SSI Total grant: 201,624 DKK
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