WHO IS DOING THIS STUDY ?

The LIFE Study is implemented by a consortium, led by the Mozambican Ministry of Health’s Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS). It comprises highly recognized institutions with complementary expertise including study conduct (INS, NIMR, LMU), HIV virology (IUEM, LMU), implementation of large scale care and treatment programs (CHAI) and policy making (INS, NIMR, CHAI). All partners have been collaborating for many years in several successful projects and some of their studies in the field of point-of-care diagnostics have provided evidence for WHO Guidelines.

ORGANISATION

COUNTRY

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS) – Mozambique

Mozambique Overall study coordination and central research institution for Mozambique
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Müchen (LMU) Germany Sponsor, sponsor’s medical expertise, external monitoring and centralized data management
National Institute of Medical Research - Mbeya Medical Research Center (NIMR-MMRC) Tanzania, United Republic of Central research institution For Tanzania
Instituto Universitario Egaz Moniz (IUEM) Portugal Basic science and virology
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Mozambique Implementation in nation HIV health programmes, facilitator for paediatric antiretroviral treatments and PoC test systems
Institute of Public Health, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Germany Cost-effectiveness analysis and social sciences