Seventh EDCTP Forum (Berlin, Germany)

The Seventh EDCTP Forum was held on 30 June to 2 July 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The theme of the Forum was The Partnership journey: New horizon for better health. The conference was attended by 359 participants from 43 countries, mainly from Africa and Europe. These included scientific and health care communities, policymakers, regulators, product development partners, research and health funding organisations and foundations, private sector alliances, government representatives and non-governmental organisations.

Sixth EDCTP Forum (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

The Sixth EDCTP Forum was held from 9 to 12 October 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme Strengthening Research Partnerships for Better Health and Sustainable Development, taking into account the past, present and the future of EDCTP. The Sixth Forum showed the growth and development of the programme since its launch in 2003, presented the scientific results of projects and illustrated the success of EDCTP’s approach to capacity building and networking. More than 60% of the presented projects were funded by EDCTP. Moreover, the report highlights activities of EDCTP’s collaborating partners and their commitment to further health research as well as the winners of the EDCTP Awards for Outstanding Junior and Senior African Scientist.

Fifth EDCTP Forum (Arusha, Tanzania)

The Fifth EDCTP Forum carried the theme Fighting HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: One World, One Partnership. The Forum brought together scientists at various stages of their careers, product developers, representatives from research funding organisations, policy makers and other partners.

Fourth EDCTP Forum (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

The Fourth EDCTP Forum was held from 22 to 24 October 2007 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at the Sofitel Ouaga 2000 hotel with the theme Building Bridges for Better Health.

The 2007 forum focused on the following sub-themes:

  1. On-going clinical trials in Africa
  2. Clinical trial networks in Africa
  3. Challenges in building clinical trial capacities in Africa
    a. Regulatory and ethics environment
    b. Networks and Nodes of excellence

Third EDCTP Forum (Sweden, Stockholm)

The theme for the Third EDCTP Forum was Partnership and African Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities. The Forum was held in Stockholm, Sweden on 9-11 October 2006 and focused on the following sub-themes:

  1. Building capacity in scientific skills and leadership in Africa: strategies and experiences
  2. Networking within the partnership

    Second Annual EDCTP Forum (Durban, South Africa)

    The main aim of the Second Forum of EDCTP held in Durban, South Africa, on 3-5 October 2005, was to come up with considering recommendations on how EDCTP can do more and better in terms of the theme of the meeting, namely 'HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa: From Knowledge to Implementation'. An agreed strategy would also serve the broader objectives of partnerships that drive a global health agenda and consequently would aim to promote prosperity and solidarity, ensuring long-term success and a better quality of life for future generations.

    Download the Second Annual EDCTP Forum Report (PDF)


    First EDCTP Annual Forum (Rome, Italy)

    The First Annual EDCTP Forum was held in Rome, Italy on 27-29 September 2004. It gathered scientists from Africa and Europe, international organisations and policymakers to share information and views as to how optimally address the challenges of interventions to control HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.

    Specific objectives are:

    • To identify gaps in knowledge, particularly around the needs and opportunities in Africa to conduct trials of drugs, vaccines and microbicides against the 3 poverty-related diseases
    • To identify approaches and priorities for capacity strengthening to facilitate the conduct of high quality clinical trials
    • To identify areas where EDCTP can collaborate with other organisations in seeking to achieve its goals
    • To identify the possibilities for collaboration between European and African research programmes related to clinical trials and capacity development.