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Reducing the Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease Across the Life Span: The Impact Program

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Reducing the Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease Across the Life Span: The Impact Program

Principal Institution

Makerere University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Sewankambo, Nelson K; Beaton, Andrea Zawacki; Okello, Emmy

Project Contact Information

sewankam@infocom.co.ug

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2027

Country

Uganda

Collaborators

Uganda Heart Institute (UHI)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre (CCHMC)
Children’s National Hospital (CNH)

Project Description

Despite the very high burden of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Uganda and most sub-Saharan African countries, there has been very little investment in research training and research. The Impact Mentored Training Program, will train multidisciplinary health professionals at Makerere University College of Health Sciences to conduct RHD-related research with a special emphasis on clinical trials capacity building. Additionally, Impact will address the “double gender gap” in RHD research including (1) under-representation of women in research in Africa and (2) the dearth of sex- and gender-based analysis in RHD.

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