About us

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

Our mission and vision

EDCTP’s vision is 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.

EDCTP’s mission is 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.


Our governance structure includes the General Assembly, the board, the Scientific Advisory Committee and the EDCTP Secretariat.

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Our people

The EDCTP Executive Secretariat is based in two locations; the Europe Office in The Hague, The Netherlands and the Africa Office in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Strategy and workplans

Access the documents that guide EDCTP's strategy and annual implementation of activities.

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