Nigeria becomes 29th member of EDCTP

20 September 2017

EDCTP is pleased to welcome Nigeria as its 29th member country.  As a member of the EDCTP Association, it will be represented in the EDCTP General Assembly by Dr Akin Oyemakinde (Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health) and Prof. S. L. Salako (deputy representative; Nigerian Institute of Medical Research).

“EDCTP will benefit enormously from Nigeria's long history in medical research and related high-impact outputs. We look forward to working with the federal government in driving the agenda for prosperity in health in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Prof. Moses Bockarie, Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office

Nigeria formally submitted an expression of interest in joining the EDCTP Association in May 2017, which was unanimously approved by the Association members on 11 September 2017.

The EDCTP Association is the legal structure for the implementation of the second EDCTP programme (EDCTP2, 2014-2024). The Association is governed by its General Assembly, in which all Members (and Participating States), Aspirant Members and Observers are represented. On behalf of the General Assembly, the Board supervises the Secretariat, the executive body that is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Association. EDCTP2 is supported under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

More information on membership of the EDCTP Association