SciPod helped us create this podcast to share the finding of our paper ‘PRECISE pregnancy cohort: challenges and strategies in setting up a biorepository in sub-Saharan Africa’, from Reproductive Health.

The podcast summarises our work setting up biorepositories across sub-Saharan Africa to investigate the causes of placental pregnancy complications and enhance research capacity.

During the setting up of PRECISE, we encountered several challenges relating to facilities, staffing, training, cultural barriers, procurement, shipping and sample storage which impacted project timings and budget. However, with appropriate training and infrastructure development, we have shown that is possible to facilitate high-quality sample collection in this region. This important achievement provides vital encouragement in support of establishing further biorepositories in less affluent regions.

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