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EDCTP Annual Report 2014 available online

10 August 2015

The online summary EDCTP Annual Report 2014 “Starting EDCTP2” is now available on the website. It offers an updated overview of all EDCTP projects of the first programme and describes the efforts to prepare for the second programme (EDCTP2) which runs from 2014 to 2024.

The online Annual Report also gives access to the complete Financial Statements for 2014 (English only). The full EDCTP Annual Report 2014 “Starting EDCTP2” is available as PDF download in English, French and Portuguese with a summary of the Financial Statements for 2014.

Starting EDCTP2

In 2014, EDCTP prepared for its second programme to start. The governance of EDCTP was changed to best fit the equal ownership and partnership model which invites African states to join and fully participate in policy and decision making with their European counterparts. This required a change of legal structure to an international Association under the Dutch law. These efforts culminated with the launch of EDCTP2 on 2 December 2014.

“It is my sincere belief that this is the beginning of many greater things to come including a future in which Africa and Europe, along with other international partners, will work hand-in-hand to jointly invest in R&D to fight poverty-related and neglected diseases.”

Prof. Charles Mgone, EDCTP Executive Director

The first EDCTP programme

By the end of 2014, the programme had released 65 calls for proposals and awarded 254 grants involving researchers from 30 African and 16 European countries. Many of the clinical trials have contributed towards international policy as well as treatment and prevention guidelines.

Further information

For more information or media questions, please contact EDCTP Communications via media[at]edctp.org or by telephone +31 (0)70 344 0885.