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1 Clinical Research Education and Management Services (CREAMS) Ltd December 2011 CREAMS

2 About CREAMS Company registered in Malawi (under Companies Act 46:03, section 14) in December 2011 Mission: To act as a major partner in shaping the research policy, technical and scientific environment that will enable the public and private health sectors in Malawi to capably participate in and effectively contribute to ongoing high quality medical research for generation of evidence in the fight against clinical and public health problems CREAMS

3 Operational structure International Advisors Office (Lilongwe)Board of Directors (3) Local consultants: Public Health Statistician Epidemiologist Health economics Social sciences SERVICES CREAMS

4 Services Public Private Sector Coordination Study design Conduct of research Research capacity needs assessment and implementation Research training Research methodology Grant writing Research Ethics Publication of results Higher education degrees Research database development CREAMS Procurement and distribution of research equipment and consumables

5 Intended outcomes Changing how research is done: – Accessible and affordable research training – Involvement of private sector in research – Better Private-Public sector coordination – Improved personal and institutional research capacity – More international collaborative research opportunities – Accessible data base of research conducted in Malawi for meta-analysis and policy formulation CREAMS

6 Recent activities Interactive website that point users to various online research training opportunities Malawi bibliographic database: – First of its kind in Malawi – 2500 abstracts of health research ever conduct in Malawi by 6000 authors – Free access abstracts but not full articles Joint research applications with local partners – WHO TDR (September 2012) – Canadian Grand Challenges (September 2012) CREAMS

7 Thanks Partners: – MoH (Dr Damson Kathyola) – Commission of Science and Technology (Dr Mathilda Chithila) – Malawi College of Health Science (Mr Dennis Simango) – Kamuzu College of Nursing (Dr Alfred Maluwa) Individuals: – Dr Thomas Nyirenda – Dr Peter Nyasulu – Dr Edwin Libamba – Dr George Ganiza – Mr Matthews Ngwale – Dr Bagrey Ngwira CREAMS

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