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01 December 2020

World AIDS Day 2020

On World AIDS Day 2020, the significant progress achieved over the last two decades is justly celebrated. However, the HIV-epidemic is still far from being…

24 November 2020

Largest clinical trial in Africa to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 patients launched in 13 countries

Thirteen African countries and an international network of research institutions have joined forces to launch the largest clinical trial in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 outpatients in Africa.…

11 November 2020

EDCTP and The Global Health Network launch the EDCTP Knowledge Hub

EDCTP and The Global Health Network have launched the EDCTP Knowledge Hub, an online platform with open-access resources for researchers conducting clinical research in low-resource…

06 October 2020

EDCTP joins the GloPID-R funders network on (re-)emerging infectious diseases

EDCTP has become a member-observer of the GloPID-R network, an alliance bringing together research funding organisations on a global scale to facilitate effective and rapid research of…

19 August 2020

Sir Alimuddin Zumla receives 2020 Mahathir Science Award

On 18 August 2020, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia announced that Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla is the recipient of…

14 August 2020

Annual Report 2019 - steering a portfolio for impact

EDCTP’s Annual Report 2019 summarises the activities of the Partnership in 2019, shows the steady growth, scope and cohesion of the project portfolio, and highlights…

09 July 2020

Today! - Online information session on Career Development Fellowships call

Today, EDCTP will conduct an online information session for researchers who are considering to apply for a fellowship under the Career Development Fellowships Call. This…

03 July 2020

EDCTP and Africa CDC workshop report on disparities in research funding

EDCTP and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on gender-related and regional disparities in research and research capacity development. In…

29 June 2020

EDCTP COVID-19 emergency funding for twenty research projects

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented surge in scientific collaboration on research and development programs for prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic tools. In April 2020,…

09 June 2020

WHO AVAREF survey highlights EDCTP's role in supporting ethical and regulatory oversight in Africa

In April 2020, the African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) conducted a digital survey of the state of regulatory activities and ethical review in Africa. On…

25 May 2020

EDCTP-co-funded visceral leishmaniasis treatment trial completes recruitment

A clinical trial seeking a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment for visceral leishmaniasis has completed enrolling a total of 439 patients from four countries…

18 May 2020

World HIV Vaccine Day 2020

World HIV Vaccine Day is a global call to support the efforts to develop vaccines to prevent HIV infection. Fortunately, immense progress has been made…

06 May 2020

Fondation Botnar and Novartis support EDCTP Fellowships on child and adolescent health

Fondation Botnar and Novartis will support research capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa within the framework of EDCTP’s 2020 Career Development Fellowships. Collectively, the two organisations…

25 April 2020

World Malaria Day 2020

On World Malaria Day 2020, the fight against malaria is facing stalled progress and a disruptive pandemic while the road to malaria eradication is still…

09 April 2020

EDCTP and Africa CDC collaborate to develop capacity for outbreak and epidemic response in sub-Saharan Africa

Reliable epidemiological data is often unavailable or severely limited in resource-limited settings in Africa. This knowledge gap is further aggravated by a shortage of skilled…