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CISM - Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça Manhiça Health Research Centre

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An error has been discovered in a clinical trial undertaken at CISM, a Mozambican health research center focused on endemic diseases and their treatment. In recent years, CISM has carried out sophisticated clinical trials for promising drugs and vaccines against malaria and other illnesses with high incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Were errors such as the one in the clinical study a one-off human slip or were there systemic flaws in their processes? What needed to be done to ensure that events like this would not happen again? CISM has also recently started the process of becoming more independent from its Barcelona partner institution, leading to the following questions: How can CISM stay at the forefront of biomedical research in Africa while at the same time serving national objectives? How can it ensure sustainable financing with reductions in the contributions from the Spanish government? How can it retain and motivate its excellent national researchers and attract new ones?
Bibliographic citation: ROSENMÖLLER, M., GAGO, F., JAISWAL, N. (2017). CISM - Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça Manhiça Health Research Centre. Managing Research & Development. IESE, P-1149-E.
Date: 01/03/2017
Author(s): Magda Rosenmöller; Fernando Gago; Niki Jaiswal
Document type: Case
Department: Production, Technology and Operations Management
Sector: Hospitals and clinics
Languages: English
Year of the events: 1990-2016
Geographic area: Global
Learning objective This case is suitable for use in MBA or Executive Education courses on health sector management or in programs with a focus on operational issues in the health sector. It can also be used to discuss health sector partnerships in developing countries.