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Stakeholder Meeting on Malaria

Start date: 19 September 2013, 09:00
End date: 20 September 2013, 17:00
Location: Vienna, Austria
Type of event: EDCTP stakeholder meeting
Scope: Malaria

The objectives of the stakeholder meeting on malaria were to:

  • Review the current status and barriers to progress in the field of malaria research
  • Identify the key research areas where EDCTP support can have maximum impact
  • Highlight opportunities for European and African collaboration (North-North and North-South) that EDCTP can facilitate
  • Identify possibilities for partnership with likeminded organisations.

Participants at the meeting included researchers from academia, representatives of product development partnerships (PDPs) and pharmaceutical industry, policy makers, funding agencies and other like-minded organisations.

Amongst the topics to be discussed are:

  • Baseline epidemiology studies required to support evaluation of interventions
  • Diagnostics to support evaluation of strategies for malaria control
  • Evaluation of new and improved products in the context of combined interventions for enhanced malaria control
  • Evaluation of transmission blocking agents (vaccines and drugs) in line with the global malaria elimination and eradication agenda
  • Post-registration programmes including effectiveness studies and pharmacovigilance requirements in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Capacity building and trial site requirements for conducting clinical trials on malaria

Background reading material

Expected meeting outcomes
A meeting report including recommendations will be produced and published on the EDCTP website. The report will also include results from the online consultation.

The final recommendations are expected to contribute towards the EDCTP strategy and operational business plan on:

  • Priority research topics for calls for proposals
  • Proposals for development of cooperative projects
  • Products in the pipeline for evaluation by EDCTP
  • Focused capacity building initiatives
  • Proposals for funding partnerships.

 

Presentations

  • Dr Michael Makanga, EDCTP, South Africa
    Plans and progress towards EDCTP2
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  • Prof. Abdoulaye Djimdé, University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali
    Recent research advances in malaria prevention and control
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  • Dr Tim Wells, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland
    Antimalarials I: Global Drugs Portfolio
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  • Prof. Peter Kremsner, Tübingen University, Germany
    Antimalarials II and Diagnostics: severe malaria
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  • Prof. Clara Menendez, CRESIB, Spain
    Antimalarials II and Diagnostics: preventive treatment
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  • Prof. Umberto D’Alessandro, MRC The Gambia
    Malaria control
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