The PROMISE Research Consortium — Promoting infant health and nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa


The PROMISE Research Consortium was founded in 2003 by 4 African partners: Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso; Makerere University, Uganda; University Teaching Hospital and University of Zambia, Zambia; University of the Western Cape, South Africa and 3 European partners: University of Bergen, Norway; University of Montpellier/INSERM U1058, France and Uppsala University, Sweden. We have run a number of studies and trials (see list of projects). Uppsala University, Sweden left the collaboration after the PROMISE EBF trial was completed in 2011. All collaboration involving three or more of the partners are counted as PROMISE studies/trials and included in this web site. In addition, there are several projects/studies/trials involving only two of the partners.

In Zambia, the efficacy of the PMTCT prevention package was tested in Lusaka, in large MCH sites with frequent supervision and training. In the ongoing PROMISE-ZERO study, we hypothesize that this PMTCT prevention package is equally efficient when implemented in more challenging and ‘real-life’ settings. To test this hypothesis, an implementation study will be implemented with objectives based on the RE-AIM framework (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance). More information on the project page.

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Coordinating Investigators
Philippe VAN DE PERRE, MD, PhD (France)
Paulin FAO, MD, MPH (Burkina Faso)
Chipepo KANKASA, MD, PhD (Zambia)
Thorkild TYLLESKAR, MD, PhD (Norway)
James K. TUMWINE, MD, PhD (Uganda)
Debra JACKSON, RN, PhD, (South Africa)

Webpage contact:
Thorkild Tylleskär / Ingunn MS Engebretsen