Newly signed grants

September 2014

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Master´s Fellowships

A validation study of a self-triggered health and demographic surveillance data collection system (Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania)

Mr Tumani Nicholas Jackson Kilimba

€49,408.59

August 2014

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Master´s Fellowships

Estimating the size of hard-to-reach populations - Comparison of three methods of size estimation of sex worker communities in Zimbabwe (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kindom)

Mr Sungai Tafadzwa Chabata

€119,994.60

Master's Fellowships

The effects of community-based scheduled screening and treatment (CSST) of malaria in pregnancy on infant mortality, malaria parasitaemia and health seeking behaviour (Medical Research Council, MRC Unit The Gambia)

Dr Ngozi Moneke-Anyanwoke

€119,873.62

Master's Fellowships

Comparison of tuberculosis (TB) treatment completion in HIV and tuberculosis coinfection patients receiving care from rural and urban health service providers in Uganda (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom)

Mr Joseph Musaazi

€119,984.70

Master´s Fellowships

Sample-based tracing of HIV-positive patients in rural and urban Uganda to estimate linkage to and retention in care before the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom)

Ms Patience Nyakato

€116,924.50

Masters's Fellowships

Pre-treatment loss to follow-up in the tuberculosis programme in western Kenya: the burden and determinants (Moi University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), Eldoret, Kenya)

Dr Phillip O. Owiti

€71,748.42

July 2014

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Master´s Fellowships

Access to Pre-ART care and treatment, and Pre-ART mortality and loss to follow-up among HIV-infected in Kagera (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMU College)

Dr Asungushe Bonaventura Kayombo

€40,882

Master´s Fellowships

Study of the prevalence and risk factors associated with Cryptococcus neoformans complex in HIV-infected patients in Antananarivo, Madagascar (Centre d'infectiologie Charles Merieux (CICM)

Dr Rovonirina Andry Rakotoarivelo

€72,831

September 2013

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Strategic Primer Grants

β-lactams against TB: Teaching new tricks to an old dog (Task Foundation NPC, M2 Karl Bremer Hospital, Bellville, South Africa)

Prof. Andreas H. Deacon

€775,000

Ethics

Mapping African Research Ethics Review and Medicines Regulatory Capacity (MARC II) (Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), Geneva, Switzerland)

Prof. Carel IJsselmuiden

€40,249

January 2013

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Senior
Fellowships

Improving retreatment success in Tuberculosis (Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa)

Dr Nesri Padayatchi

€200,000

Strategic Primer Grants

Biomarker extension programme (PANBIOME)(University Court of the University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom)

Prof. Stephen Gillespie

€794,012

Strategic Primer Grants

Promoting infant health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa - Evaluation of innovative tuberculosis diagnostic tests (PROMISE-TB) (Université Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France)

Prof. Philippe Van de Perre

€452,402

December 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Strategic Primer Grants

Safety and Immunogenicity of P27A, a novel candidate blood-stage malaria vaccine, in malaria exposed African adults (Ifakara Health Institute, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)

Dr Salim
Addulla

€799,480

Strategic Primer Grants

Preparing for clinical trials of interventions to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium)

Prof. Anne
Buvé

€921,385

Strategic Primer Grants

Preparing for clinical trials with vaginal rings that protect women from HIV and unintended pregnancy (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium)

Dr Tania
Crucitti

€590,462

Strategic Primer Grants

Innovative approaches to diagnose and monitor patients with TB to facilitate conducting clinical trials for the community-based treatment of MDR-TB (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Dr Luis Eduardo Cuevas

€848,469

Strategic Primer Grants

A phase I/IIa clinical trial of HIV-1 vaccines pSG2.HIVconsv, MVA.HIVconsv and ChAdV63.HIVconsv in combined regimens in healthy HIV-1/2-negative adults in Nairobi (HIV-CORE004) (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Prof. Tomáš Hanke

€796,658

Strategic Primer Grants

Epidemiology of PZA resistance in TB clinical trials in Africa - an essential prerequisite for evaluating novel TB drug combinations (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany)

Prof. Michael Hoelscher

€430,808

Strategic Primer Grants

Field trials of a new combination malaria vaccine in West-African adults and children (MVVC 2) (European Vaccine Initiative, Heidelberg, Germany)  

Dr Egeruan Babatunde Imoukhuede

€1,101,415

Strategic Primer Grants

A randomized controlled trial of lithium carbonate in individuals with HIV clade C-associated neurocognitive impairment: a proof of principle study (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

Prof. John Joska

€352,956

Strategic Primer Grants

Preventing tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in high-risk patients: a randomised placebo-controlled trial of prednisone (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South-Africa)

Prof. Graeme Meintjes

€616,102

Strategic Primer Grants

Platform for controlled human malaria infection studies for development of new malaria vaccines, drugs and diagnostics in Africa (CREATES - Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya)

Dr Bernhards Ogutu

€794,640

Strategic Primer Grants

Factors affecting HIV susceptibility in the adolescent genital tract (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

Dr Jo-Anne S. Passmore

€900,000

November 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Senior
Fellowships

Functional characteristics of effector and memory NK cellular responses and their comparison with adaptive T cell responses in HIV-vaccinated subjects and risk populations (Medical Research Council, The Gambia in Banjul, The Gambia) 

Dr Sabelle
Jallow

€199,461

Senior
Fellowships

Clindamycin plus quinine for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria: an open-label randomized trial (Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya)

Dr Charles Owuora Obonyo

€199,333

Senior
Fellowships

Baseline study of epidemiological and sociological aspects of malaria in the four natural regions of Guinea (Centre National de Formation et de Recherche en Santé Rural Jean SENECAL de Maférinyah, Conakry, Guinea)

Dr Abdoul Habib Beavogui

€178,580

October 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Member State Initiated Projects

The utility of intensified case finding combined with a package of novel TB diagnostics performed at community-based clinics in Africa - a multi-centric prospective cohort study (XACT study) (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Prof. Keertan Dheda

€564,575

Senior
Fellowships

A prospective study to evaluate a pharmacogenetic-guided dosing algorithm based on patient CYP2B6 genotype compared to the empirical standard dose in the safe and efficacious use of efavirenz in HIV/AIDS patients in Zimbabwe (African Institute of Biomedical Science and technology, Harare, Zimbabwe)

Dr Collen Masimirembwa

€199,135

Senior
Fellowships

Evaluating pharmacokinetic interactions between artemisinin-based therapies and rifampicin-based tuberculosis treatment in African patients (Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd, Mulago Hospital Complex, Kampala, Uganda)

Dr Mohammed Lamorde

€198,507

Ethics Review Boards

Establishment of a multi-country Institutional Review Board hosted by the Organisation for the Coordination of Endemic Disease Control in Central Africa (OCEAC; Yaounde, Cameroon)  

Dr Josiane Désirée Etang Touko

€49,830

Member State Initiated Projects

Enhancing research capacities through the joint development of a multiplex flow cytometric bead assay for polyparasite detection in pregnant African women (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Dr Andrea Kreidenweiss

€414,613

September 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Ethics Review
Boards

Establishment of an Institutional Review Board at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe (Africa University, Mutare Zimbabwe)

Dr Rugare
Abigail
Kangwende

€49,401

Ethics Review Boards

Support project for the strengthening of the Guinean National Ethic Committee 

Prof. Oumou Younoussa Sow

€49,963

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening the capacity of the Faculty of Health Sciences Institutional Review Board, University of Buea, Cameroon 

dr Julius Atashili

€43,725

August 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Ethics Review Boards

Establishment of a Regional Scientific and Ethical Review Committee (ECSA-RSEC) in the ECSA region (East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community in Arusha, Tanzania)

Dr Josephine Kibaru Mbae

€49,977

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening of an Institutional Review Board according to international standards at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon

Dr Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma

€49,808

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening the National Health Research Ethics Committee of Togo

Dr Didier K. Ekouevi

€48,235

Ethics Review Boards

Towards more ethics in ethics committee conduct: Building capacity of ethics committees to conduct research monitoring (AGCPN, Enugu, Nigeria)

Prof. Ifeoma Joy Okoye

€48,889

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening and harmonising health research ethics through collaborative partnerships and joint training of the Zimbabwean Forum of Research Institutions (ZIMFRI) (Public Health Projects in Africa, Harare)

Dr Aceme Nyika

€48,510

Ethics Review Boards

Establishment of Institutional Review Board at the Centre for Research in Therapeutic Sciences (Strathmore University, Kenya)

Dr Florence Oloo

€49,233

April 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Senior Fellowships  

A randomised trial to assess retention rates using mobile phones versus contact tracing, and characterise trends in HIV-1 prevalence and incidence in a potential HIV vaccine efficacy population of fishing communities around lake Victoria, Uganda

Dr Noah Kiwanuka

€199,365

March 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Senior Fellowships

Rifabutin with lopinavir/ritonavir in patients coinfected with tuberculosis and HIV in Burkina Faso: a pilot study of pharmacokinetics for definition of the minimum effective dose

Dr Seni
Kouanda

€189,919

Senior
Fellowships

Inflammatory determinants of risk of tuberculosis disease

Dr Thomas
Scriba

€199,046

Ethics Review Boards

Establishing a local Institutional Ethics Committee / IRB at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Faculty of Medicine and the Maputo Central Hospital in Maputo, Mozambique 

Prof. Albertino Damasceno

€44,550

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening the research ethics capacity of the Mbale Regional Hospital Institutional Review Committee

Peter Olupot-Olupot

€42,922

Ethics Review Boards

Capacity building programme for Centre Muraz Institutional Review Board of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Abdoulaye
Ouedraogo

€49,900

February 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Ethics Review Boards

Establishing and strengthening the Institutional Review Board at the School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda 

Isaac Okullo

€49.997

Ethics Review Boards

Establishing a functional independent Institutional Review Board for trials conducted by the Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH), Tanzania  

Ramadhani Abdallah Noor

€49,999

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening of the Institutional Review Board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and capacity building for ethical review in Ghana   

Mike Yaw
Osei-Atweneboana

€49,942

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening the ethical review and oversight of health systems research and social science research in Zimbabwe

Farirai Mutenherwa

€48,320

Ethics Review Boards

Strengthening research ethics in Zambia

Esther M. Nkandu

€49,608

Ethics Review Boards

Documenting facilities and needs of ethics committees and implementing a training intervention to strengthen ethical review capacity in Central Africa

Godfrey Banyuy Tangwa

€49,445

Senior Fellowships

Impact of schistosomiasis hematobium on immunological and clinical aspects of P. falciparum malaria

Ayola Akim Adegnika

€199,976

Senior Fellowships

Early childhood transmission of viral hepatitis B among HIV- and non-HIV-infected mothers attending the postnatal and immunisation clinic in Gulu, Northern Uganda

Ponsiano Ocama

€199,049

Senior Fellowships

A randomised controlled trial to explore adherence-failure relationships in a South African antiretroviral delivery site using an electronic adherence device and population pharmacokinetic sampling

Catherine
Orrell

€199,276

Senior Fellowships

Enhancing HIV prevention trial capacity in Eldoret, Kenya through baseline incidence study on two HIV prevention priority populations

Edwin Were

€199,334

January 2012

Type

Project title

Grantee

Budget

Ethics Review Boards

Enhancement of awareness and implementation of ethics principles for research involving humans in the Republic of Congo

Honoré Ntsiba

 €49,999.00