Challenges in setting up the antiretroviral paediatric registry in South Africa: Lessons learned from Free State Province clinics

Authors

  • B R Omotoso Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7989-6959
  • R Baleni Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • M Dheda Pharmacovigilance Centre for Public Health, National Department of Health, Dr AB Xuma Building, Pretoria, South Africa
  • T Mofokeng Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7196/

Keywords:

HIV, pediatric, adverse drug reactions

Abstract

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Author Biographies

  • R Baleni, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

    Clinical Project Coordinator/Manager

  • T Mofokeng, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

    Professor of Internal Medicine, Principal Investigator 

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2024-07-01

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Omotoso BR, Baleni R, Dheda M, Mofokeng T. Challenges in setting up the antiretroviral paediatric registry in South Africa: Lessons learned from Free State Province clinics. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];114(7):e2115. Available from: https://samajournals.co.za/index.php/samj/article/view/2115

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