Research capacity development in support of the EVD response

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct high quality health research (e.g. clinical trials, operational and/or implementation research) during infectious disease outbreaks resulting in health emergencies.

The following projects have started:

Capa-CT
Enhancing capacity for phase 1 clinical trials in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd, Uganda with a partner from Ireland
Project coordinator: Dr Mohammed Lamorde
Starting date:
1 February 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 124,512
Grant agreement: CSA-Ebola-2015-353

CLINICAL CAPACITY
Building research capacity in clinical management of infectious diseases at two main adult government hospitals in Freetown, Sierra Leone

King’s College London, United Kingdom with partners from Sierra Leone
Project Coordinator: Mr Andrew Leather, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Starting date:
1 February 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 249,938
Grant agreement: CSA-Ebola-2015-360
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ENDORSE
Enhancing individual and institutional infectious disease outbreak response capacities of healthcare professionals to mitigate infectious emergencies  in the Northern Uganda region

University of Milan, Italy with partners from Ireland, Italy and Uganda
Project coordinator: Prof. Maria Rita Gismondo
Starting date:
 1 February 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 194,865
Grant agreement: CSA-Ebola-2015-337
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RECAP-SL
Institutional capacity development for multidisciplinary health research to support the health system rebuilding phase in Sierra Leone

College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone with a partner from the United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Haja Wurie, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Sierra Leone
Starting date: 05 July 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 111,419
Grant agreement: EDCTP-CSA-Ebola-355

SECC
Vaccine trials and deployment towards sustainability of Ebola Virus Diseases control 

Centre des recherches médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL) (Gabon) with partners from Germany and the United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Selidji Agnandji, Centre de recherches médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon
Starting date:
 1 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 20,000
Grant agreement: EDCTP-CSA-Ebola-2015-363

SELeCT
Strengthening laboratory capacities in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital (Monrovia) for clinical trials on infectious diseases

ISGLobal-Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain with partners from Liberia and Spain
Project coordinator: Dr Alfredo Mayor Aparicio, ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain
Starting date:
1 February 2016
Duration: 18 months
Grant amount: EUR 249,554
Grant agreement: EDCTP-CSA-Ebola-334
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