Background

Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE)

Innovate. Educate. Inform.

The Training and Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) is the newest established independent research affiliate of the College of Medicine, University of Malawi.

Vision

To be the leading research institution in Malawi and the region in the generation of out-of-the-box solutions for priority health challenges, both current and emerging.

Mission

To foster knowledge through innovative research, addressing local and global health challenges and ensuring a sustainable critical mass of innovative research scientists. 

Values

Innovation – we are forward thinking and do not live in the box
Integrity – we are honest, transparent and ethical in our work and conduct
Team work – we believe that together, we can achieve more. The team makes the dream work.
Leadership – we strive to lead in research excellence and innovation
Passion – we use our drive to inspire, engage and motivate others

Strategy

  • Combined experience of more than 50 years in research, research administration and institutional leadership.
  • Established a legal framework (a non-for-profit entity) to conduct research
  • Developing a rigorous grant management structures that ensures efficient research implementation of all pre- and post-award obligations
  • Established a transparent and engaged governance system (with independent oversight) that guarantees research integrity and financial accountability
  • Established five research units across southern Malawi with more than eight currently active studies and several in the pipeline.
  • Developed strategic, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with the health facilities where the units operate as well as national and international policy stakeholders.

Achievements

  • Majate malaria project
  • Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention (PMC) Studies
  • Malaria in pregnancy trials – IMPROVE
  • Iron supplementation in Pregnancy – REVAMP trial 
  • Iron supplementation in infants & child development – IRMA trial
  • Malaria Chemoprevention in Sickle Cell
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