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Major Clinical Trial in Sub-Saharan Africa (ANTICOV) to Study Hydroxychloroquine & Other Repurposed Treatments Targeting Early Onset COVID-19

An international network of research institutions and thirteen African nations have formed an alliance to conduct the largest COVID-19 clinical trial of its kind in Africa with an emphasis on investigating treatment options for mild and moderate cases at onset of...

Will China Supply Much of the World’s Vaccine for COVID-19? WHO In Discussions to do Just That

The World Health Organization (WHO) now purportedly considers China as its strategic COVID-19 vaccine supplier as the world’s most populous nation—representing the second largest GDP rapidly gaining on the United States—makes its moves to become the world’s primary...

India’s Authorities Approve Start of WHO Solidarity Trial in Gujarat India & Challenges at GMERs

The World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial covering COVID-19 launches in Gujarat India at sites including SVP College in Ahmedabad, GMERs, Vadodara; New Civil Hospital, Surat and PDU Medical College, Rajkot. The study will also be conducted at B.J. Medical...

WHO’s Solidarity Trial for COVID-19 Patients Approved in the Philippines: 20+ Hospitals Involved

The Philippines Department of Health reports they will commence participation in the large-scale COVID-19 clinical trial known as the Solidarity Trial. Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the study initially will include at least 500 COVID-19 patients in...

WHO’s COVID-19 SOLIDARITY Trial Lands in Canada & Led by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) SOLIDARITY Trial has commenced in Canada as up to 20 participating hospitals gear up for first patient first visit. The study, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), reflects an unprecedented level of...

WHO Launches Global Megatrial of the Four Most Promising Coronavirus Treatments

On Friday March 20, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a large global trial, called SOLIDARITY, to find out whether any can treat infections with the new coronavirus for the dangerous respiratory disease. It’s an unprecedented effort—an all-out,...

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