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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre

Malaria Centre top in EDCTP bibliometric evaluation of malaria clinical trials

 
 

04 November 2015
LSHTM is associated with 137 malaria clinical trials research papers in sub-Saharan Africa

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) have published a bibliometric evaluation of the research output of European and African research in the disease areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases, between 2003 and 2011.

Overall, The UK and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are the leading collaborating partners of sub-Saharan Africa.

In malaria, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is the leading European collaborating partner with sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, around 30,000 papers have been  published in malaria research between 2003 and 2011 with Sub-Saharan African research doubling over the last decade. In terms of clinical trials specifically, LSHTM was the principal institution conducting malaria trials producing more than twice as many papers as the top three sub-Saharan African institutions (Makerere University, KEMRI at Kisumu and University of Bamako). In total, the LSHTM Malaria Centre is associated with the most (137) clinical trials research papers in sub-Saharan Africa (Table 6.1.1 on page 94 of the report). Clinical trials research activity in malaria is highest in East and West Africa, which correlates to burden of disease and overall malaria research.

LSHTM is also associated with some of the highest numbers of clinical trials papers in the areas of HIV/AIDS (Table 4.1.1 on page 42 of the report) and tuberculosis (Table 5.1.1 on page 68 of the report).

Download the full report on the EDCTP website.