Tenth EDCTP Forum

The biennial EDCTP Forum provides an international platform for the presentation and discussion of clinical studies for everyone involved in combating poverty-related diseases and the appropriate capacity development and networking activities. The Forum has established itself as a valuable opportunity to develop and reinforce cooperation and synergy among the EDCTP Association stakeholders at various levels including scientific and policy. Scientists involved in EDCTP2-funded projects are particularly encouraged to use this opportunity to share new developments and results from their projects.

The Tenth EDCTP Forum will take place on 17-20 October 2021 in Mozambique.

Tenth EDCTP Forum

The Tenth EDCTP Forum will be held at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique from 17-20 October 2021.

Ninth EDCTP Forum

The Ninth EDCTP Forum was held in Lisbon, Portugal from 17-21 September 2018. The Forum was organised in partnership with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The theme of the 2018 Forum was: “Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships”.

Over the years the Forum has evolved to become a prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conference. It brings together scientists, policy makers, funders and global health partners in the field of clinical research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases, with emphasis on African and European participation. It provides a platform to share new results and form new collaborative links with international colleagues.

The Forum programme included plenary sessions, parallel sessions, exhibition of posters, symposiums, workshops, and various opportunities for discussion and collaboration. The EDCTP Forum is held alternately in Africa and Europe.

Ninth EDCTP Forum Flyer (PDF)

Go to the Ninth EDCTP Forum website and have a look at the Forum blog.

Eighth EDCTP Forum

The Eighth EDCTP Forum took place in Lusaka, Zambia from 6-9 November 2016. It was co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Zambia.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Defeating poverty-related and neglected diseases in Africa: harnessing research for evidence-informed policies’.


Seventh EDCTP Forum

The Seventh EDCTP Forum took place in Berlin, Germany from 30 June – 03 July 2014. It was hosted by theGerman Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The theme of the Forum was ‘The partnership journey: New horizon for better health’.

Sixth EDCTP Forum

The Sixth EDCTP Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9-12 October 2011. It was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), and the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI).

The theme of the Forum was ‘Strengthening Research Partnerships for Better Health
and Sustainable Development’.

Fifth EDCTP Forum

The Fifth EDCTP Forum took place in Arusha, Tanzania from 12-14 October 2009. It was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania, and the national institute for Medical Research (NIMR).

The theme of the Forum was ‘Fighting HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: One World, One Partnership’.


Fourth EDCTP Forum

The Fourth EDCTP Forum took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 22-24 October 2007.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Building bridges for better health’.

Third EDCTP Forum

The Fourth EDCTP Forum took place in Stockholm, Sweden from 08-11 October 2006.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Partnership and African leadership: Challenges and opportunities’.

Second EDCTP Forum

The Second EDCTP Forum took place in Durban, South Africa from 03-05 October 2005.

The theme of the Forum was ‘HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa: From knowledge to implementation’.

The second Forum was preceded by a first ‘forum’ which was a meting of EDCTP constituencies: the then EEIG-Assembly, Partnership Board, Developing Countries Coordinating Committee and the EDCTP Secretariat. It took place in Rome, Italy on 27-20 September 2004.