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With research grant income of more than £180 million per year, LSHTM is home to a large number of exciting and impactful research activities. We have a global presence with staff conducting research in more than 100 countries and we are deeply committed to working in collaboration with external partners. We are also home to three designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centres.
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Bringing together research from vaccine design and immunological characterisation through clinical trials to epidemiological evaluation, safety, economic, social science and policy analysis.
Using model-based drug development methods (PK/PD) to accelerate vaccine dose decision making.
Our overall aim is to support decision-making about the choice or modification of vaccination schedules at international, regional and country levels.
The purpose of VITALITY trial is to establish whether supplementation with vitamin D and calcium optimises musculoskeletal health among peripubertal children with HIV in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
This is the first RCT to investigate this intervention to improve bone health in HIV children.
PI: Prof Rashida Ferrand (LSHTM/ Biomedical Research & Training Institute (BRTI), Harare)