DR joins WHO’s Solidarity Trial on meds and treatments used for Covid-19

Dr. Adrian Puello, Deputy Minister for Collective Health, and Dr. Carlos García Lithgow, coordinator of Hemodynamics at the Centers for Diagnostic and Advanced Medicine and Medical Conferences and Telemedicine (Cedimat) are participating for the Dominican Republic in the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial. Colombian Dr. Ana Maria Henao Restrepo is the team leader for the WHO, where she is the medical officer for the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals.

During the 21 May press briefing, Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas explained the study is sponsored by the WHO to study the effectiveness of medicine and procedures used around the world for Covid-19.

Dr. Sánchez Cárdenas said that Dr. Carlos García Lithgow recently completed the course “Principles and Practices in Clinical Research (PPCR),” given by Harvard University and sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health at the Cedimat. The course lasted nine months and sought to create a group of new researchers while promoting the development of clinical research in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Sánchez Cárdenas said that other countries participating in the Solidarity Trial in the region are Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.

Press briefing Ministry of Public Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCvKPzasOFc

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22 May 2020