Innovative approaches to enhance poverty-related diseases research – 2020

This call for proposals supports a number of small- to medium-scale clinical trials and/or clinical research studies that aim to deliver proof of concept or validation of smart, highly innovative technologies or concepts to prevent, treat or diagnose PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa. The call was strictly aimed at supporting novel innovations.

Call identifier: RIA2020I

See the corresponding call for proposals.

Automated smartphone-based cough audio classification for rapid tuberculosis triage testing (Cough Audio triaGE for TB)

Stellenbosch University, South Africa, with partners from Germany, the Netherlands and Uganda
Project coordinator: Professor Grant Theron
Starting date: 1 July 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 2,891,456.25
Grant agreement: RIA2020I-3305

fPCV – Niger
Determining whether mass campaigns with fractional dose PCV10 would accelerate herd protection against pneumococcal transmission in sub-Saharan Africa

Epicentre, Paris, France, with partners in Kenya, Niger, and the United Kingdom 
Project coordinator: Dr Rebecca Grais
Starting date: 01 May 2021
Duration: 21 months
EDCTP grant amount: EUR 1,442,935
Grant agreement: RIA2020I-3282

Genital InFlammation Test (GIFT) for HIV prevention and reproductive health: point-of-care cytokine biomarker lateral flow test for asymptomatic inflammatory sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV)

University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, with partners from Australia, France, Madagascar, the Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe
Project coordinator: Dr Jo-Ann Passmore
Starting date: 1 July 2021
Duration: 42 months
Grant amount: EUR 3,508,462.25
Grant agreement: RIA2020I-3297

An Innovative Monitoring system for PAediatrics in Low-resource settings: an Aid to save lives

Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), the Netherlands, with partners from Malawi, the Netherlands and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Job Calis
Starting date: 1 May 2021
Duration: 42 months
Grant amount: EUR 3,439,610
Grant agreement: RIA2020I-3294

Clinical diagnostic trial in Western Africa of a simplified blood culture system to improve healthcare in low-resource settings

Prins Leopold Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde (ITM), Belgium, with partners from Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, France, Malawi, the Netherlands, and Spain
Project coordinator: Dr Liselotte Hardy
Starting date: 1 July 2021
Duration: 42 months
Grant amount: EUR 4,564,621.25
Grant agreement: RIA2020I-3270

Next-generation diagnostics and oral treatment for visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa: transforming patient care through innovation

Drugs for Neglected Diseases innovation (DNDi), Geneva, Switzerland, with partners in Belgium, Ethiopia, Kenya, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom 
Project coordinator: Dr Fabiana Alves (DNDi)
Starting date: 01 October 2021
Duration: 39 months
EDCTP grant amount: EUR 4,970,462
Grant agreement: RIA2020I-3290