Prime Minister Dr Boubou CISSE visited the laboratories of the UCRC

As word of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak spread around the world, countries began looking inward to prepare. In Mali, Prime Minister Dr. Boubou Cisse visited University Clinical Research Center (UCRC) laboratories at the University of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB) in March to see how its facilities could help.  

The antiviral treatment remdesivir accelerated recovery time among hospitalized participants with advanced COVID-19 compared to participants who received placebo containing inactive ingredients, according to results of a clinical trial published May 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  

As COVID-19 spread around the U.S., health care providers needed guidelines to treat patients—and they needed them fast.

The solution? A website that would house data- and expert-backed clinical treatment guidelines devised by a panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), universities, and health care organizations.

The Frederick National Laboratory led a collaborative project to build one, finishing in just two weeks.

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