The Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) and their linked health facility the Hospital Central de Maputo (HCM) perform the clinical trial in Maputo, Mozambique.
HCM is the main referral hospital for the entire country and the principal teaching hospital, giving medical attention in one of the areas with higher HIV prevalence in Southern Africa. HCM will act as referral hospital for Manhiça District Hospital (the health facility linked to CISM) in case necessary.
About the Hospital Central de Maputo (HCM)
It is the main referral hospital in Mozambique and the principal teaching hospital in the country. HCM serves a diverse patient population including both urban and rural residents of Southern Mozambique, where HIV prevalence exceeds 20% at many sentinel Antenatal Care sites. Patients will be recruited from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Lactantes ward. The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has an academic partnership that supports training and education within the Department of Pediatrics.
About the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, School of Medicine (UEM)
It is the principal medical school in Mozambique, founded in 1962. In addition to the MD program, there are four Masters and one PhD program. The UEM School of Medicine has a Scientific Council, Institutional Ethical Review Board, 6 Laboratories, 3 research support unit and 2 extension units. It is co-located on the same campus as HCM.