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World Clinical Trials Day: honouring medical progress & innovation

Clinical trials have played a key role in addressing some of the world's most pressing health challenges, from finding treatments for rare diseases to developing vaccines against global pandemics like COVID-19. World Clinical Trials Day, celebrated annually on May 20th, honours the significant contributions of clinical trials in medical progress.

20 May 2024


The European Vaccine Initiative (EVI), a non-profit Product Development Partnership (PDP), supports and coordinates various clinical trials that contribute to the fight against global health diseases such as malaria, Zika virus, leishmaniasis, diarrheal diseases, and COVID-19.

By collaborating with other research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, EVI has been at the forefront of expediting the development and testing of vaccines through clinical trials.

Clinical Trials in Arica

World Clinical Trials Day 2024 commemorates Dr. James Lind's 1747 experiment, considered the first randomized clinical trial, which laid the groundwork for modern research methodologies and a more rigorous approach to healthcare. More than ever, we need carefully planned and executed clinical trials to maximise the impact of new vaccines and medicines. Let us celebrate the journey of clinical research and data-centric innovation, celebrating advancements made by trial participants, researchers, and healthcare professionals. By working together and participation, clinical trials can promote a healthier future.


Photo credit: NCI on Unsplash


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