24 August 2015

European and African clinical research on poverty-related and neglected diseases, 2003-2011 - a bibliometric analysis

On 11 August 2015 PLOS neglected tropical diseases published the research article ‘Bibliometric assessment of European and sub-Saharan African research…

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10 August 2015

EDCTP Annual Report 2014 available online

The online summary EDCTP Annual Report 2014 “Starting EDCTP2” is now available on the website. It offers an updated overview…

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14 July 2015

Dr Michael Makanga designated as next EDCTP Executive Director

During its last meeting, the General Assembly of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) selected Dr Michael…

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24 April 2015

World Malaria Day 2015: funding research to close the gaps

According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2014, 198 million cases of malaria occurred globally in 2013 and the disease…

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24 March 2015

World Tuberculosis Day 2015

In May 2014, at the World Health Assembly, governments agreed on an ambitious new 20-year (2016-2035) strategy to end the…

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19 March 2015

New funding to increase capacity for Ebola outbreak research

Strengthening sub-Saharan African research capacity during infectious disease emergency outbreaks

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12 March 2015

Published: Proceedings and video report of the High-Level Launch Event for EDCTP2

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10 March 2015

EDCTP-funded project REMSTART finds new approach to HIV management to have reduced deaths by 28 per cent

Researchers from the REMSTART team – led by Dr Saidi Egwaga of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare…

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4 March 2015

EDCTP2 work plan for 2014 now available online

The first annual work plan of the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2) describes…

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26 February 2015

PanACEA MAMS-TB-01 trial: ‘high-dose rifampicin may help shorten TB treatment’

The MAMS-TB-01 trial enrolled 365 patients from 7 sites in Tanzania and South Africa in only 11 months. It is…

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28 January 2015

Calls for Proposals: ‘Strategic projects with major cofunding’ and ‘Improved treatment and clinical management of poverty-related diseases’

Today, EDCTP published two new calls for proposals under its second programme. The call Strategic projects with major cofunding aims…

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19 December 2014

EC Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Gulbenkian Foundation sign collaboration memorandum

This coincides with the prepublication today of an EDCTP 2015 Call for proposals aimed at strengthening the ethics and regulatory capacity in sub-Saharan Africa….

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19 December 2014

Preannouncement of 2015 Calls for Proposals

The purpose of this forthcoming call for proposals is to provide funding to projects that aim to evaluate new or…

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17 December 2014

Call for proposals – Maximising the impact of EDCTP research: translation of research results into policy and practice

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2 December 2014

New Call for Proposals: Diagnostic tools for poverty-related diseases

The purpose of this call is to invest in projects aiming to validate the clinical performance and/or implementation of new…

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1 December 2014

New EDCTP programme celebrated in Cape Town, South Africa on 2 December 2014

The meeting will offer a full day of reflection and discussion on overarching topics regarding the new programme. Opening addresses…

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17 November 2014

Forum Proceedings and Forum video published

The Proceedings of the Seventh EDCTP Forum, held in Berlin, Germany from 30 June to 2 July 2014, are published…

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6 November 2014

Scholarships for MSc programma in vaccinology in Siena, Italy

The University of Siena Medical School, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH), and the ADITEC…

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31 October 2014

EDCTP and TDR offer first joint Clinical R&D Fellowships

A total of 25 fellowships is available for this call; 20 product development organisations have offered to host fellows. The…

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23 October 2014

New drug combination could improve adherence to tuberculosis treatment

A novel combination of the drugs rifapentine and moxifloxacin can reduce the number of tablets to be taken by patients…

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24 September 2014

Mefloquine not recommended as alternative drug for malaria prevention treatment in pregnancy

The results of two large randomised controlled trials conducted in Africa that tested mefloquine, a drug for malaria prevention in…

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23 September 2014

Proceedings of the EDCTP stakeholder meeting on capacity development published

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has published its report of the Stakeholder meeting on capacity development…

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19 September 2014

Current state of health research on poverty-related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

Today, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), RAND Europe and Baird’s CMC have published a report on…

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8 September 2014

REMoxTB trial results confirm moxifloxacin safety but not shortened tuberculosis treatment

Prof. Charles Mgone, EDCTP Executive Director: “A shorter treatment regimen would have great significance for individual patients and TB care…

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8 September 2014

Launch of the second EDCTP programme against poverty-related diseases in Africa

The high-level event expects to welcome approximately 200 delegates, including African and European government representatives, major research funders, scientists, industry…

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1 September 2014

TAM-TB: New sputum-independent diagnostic tool for tuberculosis in children

Today, The Lancet Infectious Diseases published the results of a sputum-independent assay developed in Tanzania that is able to diagnose…

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17 July 2014

Results of trial to assess second-line therapy in HIV patients in Africa published

The combination of a boosted protease inhibitor (lopinavir) with two nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) is a feasible second-line therapy for…

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27 June 2014

EDCTP Annual Report 2013 available online

The interactive EDCTP Annual Report 2013 “The First Decade” is now available on the website. It gives access to the…

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20 May 2014

International clinical trials day: EDCTP extends its gratitude to all clinical trial volunteers

Clinical trials depend on the participation of volunteers, both the healthy and those suffering from disease. Their dedication based on…

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6 May 2014

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi takes his leave as the EDCTP High Representative

With the end of the first programme nearing, Dr Pascoal Mocumbi has taken his leave as the High Representative of…

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