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Stakeholder meeting reports published: diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory tract infections

23 November 2016

EDCTP published two reports of the stakeholder meetings on diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory tract infections, respectively. The meetings for these fields added to our scope under the second programme took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 5 and 6 July 2016. Their aim was to consult experts in these fields in order to inform EDCTP’s funding strategy and future work plans related to these disease areas.. Representatives from academic and research institutions, funding agencies, product development partnerships among others were invited to participate.

On 5 July 2016, Prof. Philippe Sansonetti (Institut Pasteur and Collège de France, France) and Dr Jeffrey Mphahlele (South African Medical Research Council, South Africa) chaired the meeting on diarrhoeal diseases which featured three speakers and sessions with focus groups.

On 6 July 2016, Prof. Jeremy Brown (University College London, United Kingdom) steered the discussions on lower respiratory tract infections in response to six speakers.

The objectives of both meetings were to review the research landscape, available interventions and products in development, and to identify short and medium term priorities for EDCTP in terms of disease, research and intervention.

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EDCTP regularly organises thematic stakeholder meetings as part of its ongoing consultation process. The purpose of thematic stakeholder meetings is to contribute to shaping the programme’s strategic research agenda, funding approach and strategic alignment with work of other partners involved in clinical development of interventions against poverty-related diseases.