Our mission and vision

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a public–public partnership between institutions mandated by national governments in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and supported by the European Union.


To reduce the individual, social and economic burden of poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, by supporting collaborative research to develop accessible, suitable and affordable medical interventions.


To enhance research capacity and accelerate the development of new or improved medical interventions for the identification, treatment and prevention of poverty-related infectious diseases, including emerging and re-emerging diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, through all phases of clinical trials, with emphasis on phase II and III trials.