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The Attractions Of Conducting Clinical Trials

July 2010 | Industry Trend Analysis

Kenya, as with other markets in the region, can offer drugmakers numerous benefits including access to large, treatment-naïve populations as a result of underdeveloped healthcare systems. BMI notes that this is vital in clinical trials as it reduces data variability. Furthermore, Africa has the world's highest population of HIV-positive patients and is a hub for communicable diseases as a result of its underdeveloped infrastructure. With the vaccine industry experiencing rejuvenation through globally-funded alliances, providing cheaper immunisation programmes for developing countries, conducting clinical trials in selected sub-populations has become increasingly important.

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