Project: TMA2016IF-Liyoyo

Acronym ALYO (Reference Number: TMA2016-1779)
Duration 01/06/2018 - 31/01/2020
Project Topic My long-term career goal is to develop infectious diseases sub-specialty in research and academic medicine. I. Contribute to my career development and future goals. This career will enable me to develop and strengthen hands-on skills and knowledge on the following:  - Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of old and new antibiotics for TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB including those in early clinical phases and their interaction with other drugs.  - Design a clinical research protocol. This includes developing the hypothesis, perform literature review and design the study. Apply for funding in different research organization and submitting the proposal to regulatory and ethical review committees.   - Understand Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures for conducting research. Conduct on clinical trials especially other aspects that I didn’t learn previously such as negotiating with sponsors, laboratory and consultants.  - Understand statistical methods related to clinical trials and scientifically critique the published articles.  - Designing different strategies for dissemination II. Develop my career at the KIDH after the fellowship. After completion of the fellowship programme I will return to continue with clinical research at KIDH. Through teamwork and networking nationally, regionally and internationally, I will be mobilizing research funds for conducting clinical trials and other researches to address the needs for controlling infectious diseases threat especially in my area of expertise. I will involve in academia as I plan to train, support and mentor junior scientists. I will continue to advance myself to develop my skills, knowledge and expertise to the highest level of excellence. Eventually I am planning to develop a large research portfolio that will be addressing the prevailing challenges of infectious diseases in my country. III. Disseminate the experience gained during the training programme The dissemination of the experience gained during the training will be done to target different audiences. Dissemination strategies will be as follows 1. Peer-reviewed manuscript for publication in the international journals. A short manuscript acknowledging the capacity building and lesson learnt would be published in in open access journals, which accept to publish this nature of research. Open access permits unrestricted access and re use of the published article. The report will follow the usual format elements of targeted journal. 2. Policy brief will contains experience obtained during the fellowship including the recommendations using a non-specialized language. This will be specific to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science & Technology in Tanzania to promote fellowship programme in the country. The document will have no more than 2-4 pages, approximately 1500 works. The tools will also be used for decision makers and will be appropriate for political leanings. The document will have the following elements; title of the document, executive summary context and importance of the fellowship programme, critique of policy options, policy recommendations and appendices. 3. Press release using mass media. This will have a wider coverage and will popularize research. I will prepare a press release message at a maximum of 1 page including the photograph describing what I have done. Information will detail on the fellowship programme 4. Scientific conference or meetings. I will attend scientific meeting and submit lessons learned during the fellowship period. Sharing of findings or experienced will be done in and outside the country. Other opportunities for dissemination includes lodging of information containing experience and research work in the different information portals such as the institutional website, use social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp , etc.) as a method for dissemination of the outputs or activities of the network.
Network EDCTP2
Call EDCTP-WHO/TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Kibong'oto Infectious Diseases Hospital Coordinator Tanzania