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24 March 2017

World TB day 2017: closing the gaps to end tuberculosis

Ending the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030 is one of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Although TB…

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20 March 2017

PredictTB project launched: biomarkers to predict TB treatment duration

A new EDCTP-funded project was launched at the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, on 16…

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9 March 2017

PanACEA kicks off new clinical trials programme for TB-drug evaluation

The EDCTP-funded PanACEA consortium (Pan-African Consortium for the Evaluation of Antituberculosis Antibiotics) who were recently awarded their second EDCTP grant…

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28 February 2017

UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health hosted meeting on value of EDCTP

The meeting on EDCTP as ‘African-European partnership for global health benefit’ took place on 27 February 2017 at the Houses…

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16 February 2017

PredART trial: prednisone reduces risk of TB-IRIS in HIV-infected patients by 30%

Results of the EDCTP-funded PredART clinical trial, led by Dr Graeme Meintjes, University of Cape Town, South Africa were presented…

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17 January 2017

Switzerland fully associated to Horizon 2020 per 1 January 2017

Switzerland became an Associated Country for the full Horizon 2020 programme as of 1 January 2017. Consequently, Switzerland has regained the possibility…

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1 December 2016

World AIDS day 2016: EDCTP’s strategy for funding research on HIV

According to the AIDS by numbers 2016 report from UNAIDS, huge progress has been made in the fight against HIV…

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23 November 2016

Stakeholder meeting reports published: diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory tract infections

EDCTP published two reports of the stakeholder meetings on diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory tract infections, respectively. The meetings for…

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15 November 2016

Professor Fred Newton Binka receives prestigious Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Award

The EDCTP Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize was given to Professor Fred Newton Binka in recognition of his outstanding achievements in…

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9 November 2016

Professor Shabir Mahdi receives Scientific Leadership Award

On 7 November 2016, Professor Dr Shabir A. Mahdi (1966) received the EDCTP 2016 Award for Scientific Leadership. The award…

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9 November 2016

Zambian Research & Training Programme receives Outstanding Research Team award

The EDCTP Award for Outstanding Research Team 2016 was given to the University of Zambia – University College London Medical School…

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8 November 2016

Marleen Temmerman receives Outstanding Female Scientist Award

On 8 November 2016, Professor dr. Marleen Temmerman received the EDCTP Award for Outstanding Female Scientist 2016. The award consists…

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6 November 2016

Eighth EDCTP Forum starts today, 6 November 2016

From 6 to 9 November 2016, the Eighth Forum of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership will take…

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3 October 2016

Dr Leonardo Santos Simão and Professor Marcel Tanner appointed as EDCTP High Representatives

Dr Leonardo Santos Simão, a former Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, has been…

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23 September 2016

Important clarification regarding Call 'Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa'

This clarification concerns the EDCTP call for proposals Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.

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6 September 2016

Notice of voluntary liquidation of EDCTP-EEIG (legal structure for the first EDCTP programme, 2003-2015)

The EDCTP-EEIG, the legal structure for the first EDCTP programme (2003-2015), is in liquidation (Dutch: in liquidatie). The EDCTP-EEIG was incorporated for the…

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31 August 2016

EDCTP Annual Report 2015 available online

The EDCTP 2015 Annual Report “Gaining Momentum” is now available online. 2015 was a very busy year with two programmes…

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29 July 2016

EDCTP to conduct survey of its training and fellowship programmes (2003-2015)

We are contacting our former fellows and trainees via an online survey to find out about their experiences as an…

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11 July 2016

Call for experts: EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee

EDCTP invites applications from high-level experts from across multiple fields and sectors to apply to become members of its Scientific…

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11 July 2016

Moses Bockarie joins EDCTP as Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office

Professor Moses John Bockarie joined EDCTP as Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office on 1 July 2016….

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8 July 2016

EDCTP awards 2016 now open to nominations

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) invites nominations to the following awards: Scientific Leadership Award, Outstanding Female…

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6 July 2016

Announcement of 2016 calls for proposals

In 2016, EDCTP will launch nine calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities. These calls are worth…

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4 July 2016

Public consultation on the second EDCTP programme in 2014-2016

Update 17 October 2016: Deadline of Public Consultation extended till 15 November 2016. A public consultation regarding ‘the implementation of…

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23 June 2016

Fit for Health 2.0 to organise a webinar on grant agreement preparation for EDCTP2 projects

Fit for Health 2.0 will host a webinar to address the challenges of negotiating the grant and consortium agreement for…

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22 June 2016

EDCTP 2016 stakeholder meetings on Diarrhoeal Diseases & Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

EDCTP will hold two stakeholder meetings on Diarrhoeal Diseases and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections on 5 and 6 July, respectively….

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3 June 2016

Eighth EDCTP Forum: registration opens, sponsorship opportunities and call for scientific symposia

EDCTP is pleased to announce that registrations to attend the Eighth EDCTP Forum are now open. Additionally, EDCTP invites interested…

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25 April 2016

World Malaria Day 2016: joining forces to end malaria

There has been remarkable progress made in malaria control based on current World health Organisation estimates. Nonetheless, there is still…

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20 April 2016

Abstract submission for the Eighth EDCTP Forum is now open

EDCTP is pleased to announce that as of today the service for submission of abstracts for the Eighth Forum is…

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24 March 2016

World TB Day 2016: Uniting to end the childhood TB epidemic

In 2015 tuberculosis (TB) became the world’s deadliest infectious disease, currently causing the death of 1.5 million people per year….

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17 March 2016

Joep Lange Institute for global healthcare improvement officially launched

The Joep Lange Institute (JLI) was officially inaugurated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 15 March 2016. High-level speakers and participants…

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