This short film shows the impact of the CHAPAS trial on patient health and future possibilities of a small boy from Malawi.
Whilst there is much focus on detecting and monitoring safety in both research and clinical practice, there is far less information on the issue of avoiding them. As such, a new adverse drug reaction avoidability assessment tool was developed and tested by the researchers of this paper. Developed in a paediatric research setting, it is hoped that its use could be extended to a variety of settings.
Research in pregnant and breastfeeding women is a complex area, with both the wellbeing of the mother and child paramount. Careful monitoring of any intervention to treat, or prevent, illness is required to ensure the benefits outweigh any harms. Read this article to find out more and download some of the safety tools developed by experts from the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium.