Diagnostic tools for poverty-related diseases

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to projects focusing on validation of the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for detection of any of the PRDs, including as co-infections.

The following projects have started:

DIAMA
Culture-free diagnosis and follow-up of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients

Centre national hospitalier de pneumo-phtisiologie (Benin) with partners from Belgium, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, France, Guinea, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Dissou Affolabi
Starting date:
1 June 2016
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 2,967,202
Grant agreement: DRIA-2014-326

DiTECT-HAT
Diagnostic tools for human African trypanosomiasis

Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, France) with partners from Belgium, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinée, Ivory Coast and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Veerle Lejon, IRD, France
Starting date:
 1 February 2016
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 2,999,006
Grant agreement: DRIA-2014-306
Go to the website

DREAMM
Integrating the diagnosis and management of HIV-associated central nervous system infections into routine health services in low and middle income countries

St George’s, University of London (United Kingdom) with partners from Cameroon, France, Malawi, Tanzania and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Angela Loyse, St George’s, University of London, United Kingdom
Starting date:
 1 April 2016
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 1,887,717
Grant agreement: DRIA-2014-314
Go to Pasteur Institute webpage

ScreenTB
Evaluation of host biomarker-based point-of-care tests for targeted screening for active TB

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) with partners from Ethiopia, Germany, Namibia,  the Netherlands, Uganda, and the United Kingdom
Project Coordinator: Prof. Gerhard Walzl, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Starting date:
 1 April 2016
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 2,995,574
Grant agreement: DRIA-2014-311
Go to the website

SOLID
Evaluation of an antibody detecting point-of-care test for the diagnosis of Taenia solium taeniasis and (neuro)cysticercosis in communities and primary care settings of highly endemic, resource-poor areas in Tanzania and Zambia, including training of and technology transfer to the Regional reference Laboratory and health centres (SOLID)

Prins Leopold Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde (ITM) (Belgium) with partners from Denmark, Germany, Tanzania, and Zambia
Project coordinator: Prof. Pierre Dorny, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Belgium
Starting date: 1 September 2016
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 1,889,999
Grant agreement: DRIA-2014-308
Go to Website

Stop TB/HIV at One
A one-stop shop for the same day diagnosis and management of TB and HIV

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom) with partners from Ethiopia, Moldova, Nigeria and Spain
Project coordinator: Prof. Luis Cuevas, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Starting date:
 1 April 2016
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 1,413,749
Grant agreement: DRIA-2014-309