Scientists in Uganda from the Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital are conducting a large pediatric study to advance the diagnostic of meningitis among children in the rural western region of Uganda. This short documentary tells their story and why their cutting-edge research is important to save children’s lives.
You can read more about the Pediatric Infection-Point-of-Care (PI-POC) clinical trial via this link
This research is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital Uganda, Epicentre Uganda, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and SciLifeLab in Stockholm, Sweden.
The members of the PI-POC team are: Giulia Gaudenzi, Elias Kumbakumba, Reza Rasti, Deborah Nanjebe, Pedro Réu, Dan Nyehangane, Andreas Mårtensson, Milly Nassejje, Jens Karlsson, John Mzee, Peter Nilsson, Stephen Businge, Edmund Loh, Yap Boum II, Helene Andersson-Svahn, Jesper Gantelius, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Tobias Alfvén.
The video has been produced pro bono by Philip Sundbom: www.formforbundet.se
The PI-POC research is sponsored by: The European Research Council, the Swedish Research Council, Familjen Einhorns Stiftelse and Familjen Björk.