Maximising the impact of EDCTP research: translation of research results into policy and practice

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to accelerate translation of research findings from EDCTP-funded activities into policy and practice in order to maximise their public health impact in sub-Saharan Africa.

The following projects have started:

IMPACT
Improving the impact of existing malaria products – ACTs

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom with partners from Malawi, South Africa and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Anja Terlouw, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Starting date:
1 January 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,294
Grant agreement: CSA-2014-282
Go to web page ERA-LEARN2020 and Webpage LSTM

IMPP-ACT
Maximising the public health impact of interventions to control malaria in pregnancy through the translation of EDCTP-funded evidence-based global policies to country-level policies and plans

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom with partners from The Gambia, Malawi, Mali and  United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Jenny Hill, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Starting date:
1 January 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 487,464
Grant agreement: CSA-2014-276
Go to webpage ERA-LEARN2020 and Webpage LSTM

TRIP
Translating Research into Practice (TRIP): Evaluating and speeding up the adoption of an evidence-based innovative REMSTART package to reduce mortality in advanced stage HIV patients starting antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar es salaam, Tanzania with partners from Tanzania and the United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Godfrey Sayoki Mfinanga. NIMR, Tanzania
Starting date:
1 March 2016
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,434
Grant agreement: CSA-2014-279
Go to website

TWENDE
Tuberculosis: working to empower the nation’s diagnostic effort

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom with partners from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Project coordinator: Dr Wilber Sabiiti, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Starting date:
1 January 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 439,048
Grant agreement: CSA-2014-283
Website University of St Andrews

WISH
Improving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health care in high-risk women in Rwanda using lessons learnt from previous Rinda Ubuzima projects

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom with partners from Belgium, and Rwanda
Project coordinator: Prof. Janneke van de Wijgert, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Starting date: 
1 January 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,741
Grant agreement: CSA-2014-273
Go to ERA LEARN 2020 webpage or University of Liverpool webpage