Strategic actions to maximise the impact of research on reducing disease burden, in collaboration with development cooperation initiatives – 2020

This call for proposals aimed to support distinct strategic actions which are part of a large-scale programme of development cooperation actions. Projects focus on research to maximise the uptake of products and health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. The projects are implemented in conjunction with development cooperation initiatives that are supported by national and/or international development cooperation initiatives and/or other funders, including relevant WHO initiatives where appropriate. 

Call identifier: RIA2020S

See the corresponding call for proposals

Global evidence, local adaptation: Enhancing evidence-informed guideline recommendations for newborn and young child health in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), South Africa, with partners from Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Tamara Kredo
Starting date: 1 April 2022
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 3,216,366.25
Grant agreement: RIA2020S-3303

Increasing the uptake of IPTp-SP through Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention channel delivery

Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako (USTTB), Mali, with partners from Burkina Faso, France, Italy and United Kingdom
Project coordinator: Dr Kassoum Kayentao
Starting date: 1 June 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 3,449,571.25
Grant agreement: RIA2020S-3302

African leishmaniasis: From clinical research to access

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva, Switzerland, with partners from Ethiopia, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, and Uganda
Project coordinator: Dr Jorge Alvar
Starting date: 01 July 2021
Duration: 36 months
EDCTP grant amount: EUR 4,296,791
Grant agreement: RIA2020S-3301

MULTIple doses of IPTi Proposal: a Lifesaving high Yield intervention

Fundación Privada Instituto de Salud Global Barcelona (ISGLobal), Spain, with partners from France, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Switzerland and Togo
Project coordinator: Dr Clara Menéndez
Starting date: 1 May 2021
Duration: 40 months
Grant amount: EUR 4,722,431.25
Grant agreement: RIA2020S-3272

Strengthening the evidence for policy on the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine: assessment of safety and effectiveness using case-control studies embedded in the Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation

Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana, with partners from Germany, Kenya, Malawi, United Kingdom and United States
Project coordinator: Dr Kwaku Poku Asante
Starting date: 1 April 2021
Duration: 39 months
Grant amount: EUR 3,210,118.61
Grant agreement: RIA2020S-3310
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Evaluating the impact of computer-assisted x-ray diagnosis and other triage tools to optimise Xpert orientated community-based active case finding for TB and COVID-19

The University of Cape Town Lung Institute (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, with partners from Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Project coordinator: Professor Keertan Dheda
Starting date: 1 March 2021
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 5,510,162
Grant agreement: RIA2020S-3295