Advances in product development for effective prevention, treatment and management of co-infections and co-morbidities – 2018
Co-infections with several pathogens are frequent in sub-Saharan Africa and represent an important public health problem in many areas due to accelerated and/or complicated disease progression, resulting in increased mortality and morbidity. These co-infections can result in unique challenges in the treatment and prevention of disease, including increased drug toxicities and/or changes in the efficacy of interventions. The rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa and the necessity for long-term management of some poverty-related diseases and NCDs, often concurrently, adds to these complexities.
The purpose of this call for proposals is to support research for improvements in the prevention, treatment and/or clinical management of co-infections and co-morbidities in sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals must include at least one infection within the EDCTP2 scope.
Call identifier: RIA2018CO