Mobilisation of research funds in case of public health emergencies (2018)
On 29 August 2018, monitoring the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WHO assessed the public health risk to be high at the national and regional levels. The EDCTP Association then decided to activate the emergency funding mechanism to support projects as part of the European response to the emergency.
In September, proposals were invited for research activities in DRC and neighbouring countries to manage and/or prevent the spread of this EVD outbreak in DRC. Proposals were to address urgent research questions in the context of the EVD outbreak, in alignment with the national priorities of the DRC and neighbouring countries, and in partnership with researchers and institutions in these countries. Five projects received a go-ahead on 24 September. Read more here.
Call identifier: RIA2018EF