The Clinical Trials Community is a platform of the African Academy of Sciences. Our goal is to increase the level of Clinical Trial investments in Africa by increasing the visibility of African clinical trialists and research sites as well as making transparent and accessible individual country regulatory and ethics procedures to inform decision making by sponsors. The Clinical Trials Community provides a platform for constant engagement among key stakeholders to increase efficiency and promote steady collaborations

Our Goals

Increase visibility of African Clinical Trialists and Sites by indicating the geographical location and corresponding disease burden
Reduce unnecessary duplication of efforts by providing access to current site feasibility data
Improving predictability by providing access to regulatory and ethics requirements across countries and an online platform for sponsor engagement
Reducing bias in funding across countries and disease areas by highlighting gaps and promoting synergy across strategic funders

Meet The Team

Jennifer Maroa
Programme Consultant

Thomas Kariuki
Director of Programmes

Caxton Murira
Product Specialist

Colin Pillai
Programme Consultant

Rosalyn Wamuyu
Grants Officer

Davies Mbela
Communications Assistant

Faith Kiyuka
System Helpdesk

Verah Moruri
Data Assistant

John Nguni
Data Assistant

Fridah Mwendia
Senior Programme Officer

Advisory Committee

An advisory committee comprising of reputable experts in the clinical trials space on the African continent has been set up to advise the AAS:
  • David Ishola- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Thomas Nyirenda - EDCTP, South Africa
  • Sameh Trabelsi - The Research Laboratory in Clinical and ExperimentalPharmacology - Tunisia
  • Priscilla Nyambayo- Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe
  • Jerome Singh-Bioethics, CAPRISA in South Africa.
  • Margareth Ndomondo - Sigonda NEPAD-AUDA in South Africa
  • Skhumbuzo Ngozwana - Kiara Health a CRO in South Africa
  • MAIGA Diadie - WHO-Afro in Congo Brazzaville
  • Jeanine Condo - Rwanda Biomedical Center in Rwanda
  • Trudie Lang - The Global Health Network (TGHN)

Acknowledgements and Data Sources

We are grateful that the following resources have provided open access to their data.


This work is funded by:
Contribution Partners: