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.


PROMISE-EPI study started in Zambia in Decembre 2019. The First Patient First Visit (FPFV) occurred on December 12th. The study was first initiated in 3 sites in Lusaka (Chilenje, Bauleni and Matero Main) and a new site (Chaisa) was opened in the capital in the end of March 2020. One year inclusion period is planned. More information on the study design are available on clinicaltrials.gov
A feasibility investigation is ongoing in Burkina Faso to determine if PROMISE-EPI could be implemented there.

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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