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10 July 2018

MTBVAC in Newborns: kick-off meeting in South Africa

The kick-off meeting of the EDCTP-funded project MTBVAC in Newborns took place in Cape Town, South Africa on 6-7 June 2018. The candidate TB vaccine MTBVAC was developed by researchers from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and the Institut Pasteur…

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7 July 2018

African countries to assess their health research systems

In partnership with the Ghanaian Health Service, EDCTP will organise the kick-off meeting (Accra, 9-10 July 2018) for a project to assess African health research systems. The main objective of the meeting is to prepare a survey of national health…

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4 July 2018

Thirty African scientists funded to conduct implementation research

WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) with TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) and EDCTP have announced 30 small grant awarded to scientists from across Africa for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty….

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2 July 2018

Tribute to Prof. Ogobara Doumbo (1956-2018)

Professor Ogobara Doumbo, Director of the Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC) in Bamako, Mali, died on 9 June 2018. He was recognized as a global leader in malaria research. In commemoration of Prof. Doumbo, EDCTP publishes the tribute written…

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2 July 2018

REECAO project: ethics review network in West Africa

The REECAO project, a research ethics network for West Africa based on North-South collaboration, delivered its first results. The project was funded in 2017 with an EDCTP grant under its 2015 Ethics and regulatory capacities call. Until recently, REECAO (Renforcement…

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14 June 2018

EDCTP holds ‘trainer-of-trainers’ workshop on GCP-GCLP in Johannesburg, South Africa

The EDCTP Africa Office organised a workshop on Good Clinical Practice/Good Clinical Laboratory Practice in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 12-14 June 2018. Participants of 26 EDCTP-funded projects – including from the four EDCTP-funded regional Networks of Excellence – from 15…

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8 June 2018

European Commission presents next research & innovation framework ‘Horizon Europe’

The European Commission (EC)published its proposal for Horizon Europe, a €100 billion research and innovation programme, on 7 June 2018. The proposal is part of the next European Union long-term budget. Horizon Europe 2021 – 2027 will succeed Horizon 2020…

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6 June 2018

Kick-off for trials of preventive vaccine for dermal leishmaniasis

The PREV-PKDL consortium prepares to start clinical trials of a candidate vaccine to prevent chronic dermal leishmaniasis in patients treated for visceral leishmaniasis. The kick-off meeting will take place in York (UK) on 6-7 June 2018. The promising vaccine has…

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1 June 2018

EDCTP launches €118 million investment

EDCTP published its 2018 calls for proposals after approval of its 2018 work plan. The eleven calls represent an overall investment of €118 million in clinical research and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. With these calls the EDCTP grant portfolio…

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29 May 2018

Invitation to Financial and Project Management Training for EDCTP2 grantees

EDCTP is inviting current and future grantees to participate in a one-day workshop on financial and project management of EDCTP2 grants. The workshop will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 12 July 2018. Participation in the workshop is…

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28 May 2018

EDCTP-funded consortia for epidemic preparedness - response to the Ebola outbreak in DRC

Currently, EDCTP-funded consortia for epidemic preparedness are active in responding to the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics (PANDORA-ID-NET) and the African coaLition for Epidemic…

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25 April 2018

A growing malaria R&D portfolio: grants and calls 2014-2018

The fight against malaria requires a concerted effort of many and various partners. EDCTP wholeheartedly supports the fight for a world free of malaria that goes back more than 100 years. To end malaria much effort through a combination of…

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29 March 2018

Call for applications: Workshop in French on EDCTP grant proposal writing

EDCTP is calling for applications from researchers interested in participating in a workshop on EDCTP Calls for Proposals and grant proposal writing. The workshop will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 30 May to 01 June 2018. The workshop will be conducted…

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26 March 2018

EDCTP Alumni Network platform on line

To support the networking of African researchers, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has launched its Alumni Network platform. This online interactive platform makes the professional profiles of all current and past EDCTP fellows easily accessible. Moreover,…

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23 March 2018

World TB Day: EDCTP commits EUR 34M to TB vaccine clinical trials

True to the World Tuberculosis Day 2018 theme ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’, the European Union and European member states continue to take an important role in fighting this disease. Recently, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership…

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22 March 2018

TB treatment consortium PanACEA2 held second annual meeting

The EDCTP-funded PanACEA2 consortium held its second annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa from 28 February to 1 March 2018. Over the next five years, the consortium plans to use novel trial designs to accelerate the development of new…

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20 March 2018

Prevention of Tuberculosis Recurrence Consortium launched in Cape Town, South Africa

The Prevention of Tuberculosis Recurrence Consortium (POR-TB Consortium) was launched in Cape Town, South Africa on 12-13th March 2018. EDCTP is investing €13.8 million in the consortium, which is coordinated by Professor Peter L. Andersen of Statens Serum Institute in…

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15 March 2018

EDCTP contribution to epidemic preparedness: consortia ALERRT and PANDORA-ID-NET

At the 1st International Conference on (Re-)Emerging Infectious Diseases(ICREID) which took place in Addis Ababa on 12-14 March 2018, a symposium was dedicated to two EDCTP-funded epidemic research preparedness consortia: the African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT),…

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12 March 2018

Clinical research network for epidemics ALERRT launched

A new clinical research and response network for epidemic infections has been launched in sub-Saharan Africa with the support of a €10 million grant from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The African coaLition for Epidemic Research,…

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7 March 2018

Ninth EDCTP Forum: call for abstracts, scholarships and symposia opens

The Ninth EDCTP Forum will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The EDCTP Forum programme committee invites submission of abstracts, applications for scholarship, and proposals for scientific symposia. Registration of participants will be possible from…

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28 February 2018

Investments in health research for better health: current benefits and future potential of engagement with EDCTP in the East Africa Community

The East Africa Community (EAC) convened its 19th Summit of EAC Heads of State and Joint Retreat on Infrastructure and Health Financing and Development on 21-23 February 2018 in Kampala Uganda. The Retreat on 22 February was preceded by the…

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9 February 2018

Co-infections and co-morbidities: stakeholder meeting report published

Co-infections and co-morbidities in low- and middle-income countries are an important public health problem. These conditions decrease chances of recovery or cure and ultimately result in increased morbidity and mortality. Co-infections present unique challenges in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Non-communicable…

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8 December 2017

EDCTP 2018 Prizes: Call for nominations

EDCTP opens the call for nominations for its 2018 Prizes today. The Prizes in four categories will be awarded at the Ninth EDCTP Forum which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 17-21 September 2018. Nominations of candidates are invited before 28…

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8 December 2017

EDCTP and Global Health Innovative Technology Fund partnership

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) and the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) announced a new partnership today, 8 December 2017, to support product development research. The partners’ first action will be co-funding the PZQ4PSAC phase…

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1 December 2017

Ethiopia and Angola join the EDCTP Association

EDCTP is pleased to welcome Ethiopia and Angola as member countries of the EDCTP Association. The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health will be represented in the EDCTP General Assembly by Dr Taye Tolera Balcha (Director General, Armauer Hansen Research Institute)…

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1 December 2017

World AIDS Day 2017: EDCTP invests in clinical research to support health for all

Significant gains have been made in tackling the HIV epidemic: deaths from AIDS-related causes declined by 48% between 2005 and 2016, with the sharpest decline recorded in eastern and southern Africa. However, the decline in new infections is not rapid…

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29 November 2017

EDCTP Network of Excellence for Southern Africa launched

The EDCTP Regional Network of Excellence for Southern Africa—Trials of Excellence for Southern Africa (TESAII)—was launched in Maputo, Mozambique on 30–31 October 2017. EDCTP is investing almost €3 million in the Mozambique-based consortium, which is coordinated by Dr Eusebio Macete…

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15 November 2017

EU action against antimicrobial resistance: EDCTP’s contribution

Antimicrobial resistance and improper use of antibiotics are a potential global threat to healthcare. During the European Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November 2017, many parties involved seek to widen public knowledge of this threat and the actions that are needed.

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3 November 2017

GSK and EDCTP launch joint call for Senior Fellowship proposals

In response to the growing challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, GSK and EDCTP will launch a joint call for proposals for Senior Fellowships in the area of co-morbidities of NCDs and poverty-related infectious diseases (PRDs) on 3 November…

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1 November 2017

Vacancy: Project Officer for The Hague Office

We are looking for a Project Officer to be based at the EDCTP office in The Hague. The Project Officer will be a member of the Calls and Grants team and will be responsible for the management and development of…

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