EDCTP Network of Excellence for Southern Africa launched
The EDCTP Regional Network of Excellence for Southern Africa—Trials of Excellence for Southern Africa (TESAII)—was launched in Maputo, Mozambique on 30–31 October 2017. EDCTP is investing almost €3 million in the Mozambique-based consortium, which is coordinated by Dr Eusebio Macete of Manhiça Foundation-Manhiça Health Research Centre (FM-CISM). The kick-off meeting was attended by several important stakeholders, including Dr Zacarias Zindoga (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mozambique), Dr Mohsin Sidat (Chair of Manhiça Foundation), Dr Ilesh Jani (Director, National Institute of Health, Mozambique; EDCTP General Assembly representative for Mozambique) and Prof. Jorge Ferrao (Rector Universidade Pedagógica). EDCTP was represented by the EDCTP High Representative South Dr Leonardo Simão, and Project Officer Ms Michelle Nderu.