PHC success – January 2015

EmERGEEvaluating mHealth technology in HIV to improve Empowerment and healthcare utilisation: Research and innovation to Generate Evidence for personalised care.

Kite has secured a new project in PHC Single Stage scheme with the University of Sussex / Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust for the development of a mHealth Platform to enable self-management of HIV in patients with stable disease. The platform will build upon and integrate the existing mHealth solution operated by pioneering healthcare providers in the UK and Spain, and apply a rigorous co-design approach to ensure patient and clinician input to the solution.

The Project is coordinated by Dr. Jenny Whetham (from Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust), following the sad passing of Dr. Martin Fisher. Martin’s work was instrumental in the development of the HIV Care system across the world and showed how a combination of two antiretroviral drugs could prolong life significantly in HIV positive people. The Martin Fisher Foundation has been established to celebrate and take forward the legacy of the incredible work which Martin led to treat with dignity, compassion and respect patients with HIV and focus on the development of new strategies for effective treatment and prevention. For more information, visit the website at:

The EmERGE project brings together an EU collaboration consisting of both academic and industrial partners, including:

  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust (United Kingdom)
  • European Aids Treatment Group EU (Germany)
  • University of Brighton (United Kingdom)
  • Prins Leopold Insitituut Voor Tropische Geneeskunde (Belgium)
  • Podmedics Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Fundacio Privada Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica (Spain)
  • University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE (Portugal)
  • Klinika Za Infektivne Bolesti Dr. Fran Mihaljevic (Croatia)
  • NPMS-HCC CIC (United Kingdom)
  • Universidad Politechnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • & Kite Innovation (Europe) Ltd (United Kingdom)

For more information about the Project, visit the website at