COPD is one of the four highest burden non-communicable diseases, the fourth leading cause of death in the world, and a major cause of morbidity and disability. We are working in Africa to better understand the causes of COPD in this continent and to improve ways of preventing and treating the condition.
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Dr Elissavet Nikolaou Areas of interest: Microbiological detection and analysis as part of the Experimental Human Pneumococcal Carriage (EHPC), Microbial pathogenicity, Interaction of potential respiratory pathogens in the nasopharynx, Host immune responses...
Dr Derek Sloan Dr Sloan is an Infectious Diseases clinician who has worked in both high- and low-income countries, accruing extensive experience in the treatment of patients with complex infections, particularly tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus...