Lieberman Awarded USAID Grant Seeded by CTSI Core Pilot Program

Author: Rich Taylor

Professor Marya Lieberman has been awarded a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to monitor the quality of pharmaceuticals across western Kenya through the use of an innovative diagnostic test cards developed in her laboratory. These inexpensive, point-of-need devices have been shown to detect falsified antibiotics, TB medications, and anti-malarial drugs. This work address a major need as the Kenyan Pharmacy and Poisons Board estimates as many as 30% of the medications available on the local market are substandard or falsified. …

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