Botswana launch of AMBITION-cm project on HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis
Almost twenty per cent of HIV-related deaths are directly attributable to cryptococcal meningitis (CM). The AMBITION-cm project was developed to evaluate a new treatment course in a phase III clinical trial. In January 2017, the EDCTP grant agreement for the study with a total value of almost €10 million was signed.The AMBITION-cm project is coordinated by Dr Joseph Jarvis of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. On 30 and 31 May 2017, the project was launched at a kick-off meeting in Gaborone, Botswana in which EDCTP Project Officer, Dr Christy Comeaux, also took part.