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1 November 2018

EDCTP and Wellcome Trust organise session at ASTMH 2018

EDCTP and the Wellcome Trust organised a session on controlled Human Infection Studies in low- and middle-income countries as a contribution to the ASTMH 2018 programme. The symposium (session 169) takes place on 1 November from 08:00-09:45. The annual meeting…

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26 October 2018

EDCTP is seeking a Project Officer

EDCTP is looking for a Project Officer for the office in The Hague. The duration of this fixed-term contract is one year. As a member of the EDCTP Calls and Grants team, the officer will be involved in all main…

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18 October 2018

EDCTP co-sponsors 'TB Science 2018' - the 49th Union's research preconference

TBScience2018 is the official pre-conference event for the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The scientific conference focuses on basic and translational tuberculosis research. The event takes place at the Marriot Hotel The Hague on 23-24 October 2018. Download programme (PDF) The…

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8 October 2018

Ebola emergency call September 2018: research response to the DRC outbreak

On 3 September 2018, EDCTP launched a €2.25 million emergency funding initiative in response to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This emergency call was open for proposals for seven days. After three…

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28 September 2018

EDCTP Prizes 2018 awarded at Ninth Forum

EDCTP awarded its 2018 prizes for research excellence and the Pascoal Mocumbi Prize at the opening ceremony of the Ninth Forum on Monday 17 September. Dr Leonardo Simão and Prof. Marcel Tanner, the EDCTP High Representatives for Africa and Europe, presented…

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27 September 2018

EDCTP-funded R&D partnerships to tackle infectious disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2003-2018

On 17 September 2018 at the High-Level Meeting to discuss a third EDCTP programme in Lisbon, Portugal, Dr Michael Makanga, EDCTP’s Executive Director, presented a collection of success stories illustrating EDCTP’s contribution to the fight against poverty-related infectious diseases over…

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14 September 2018

EDCTP Annual Report 2017 - Maintaining momentum

EDCTP published its Annual Report 2017: Maintaining momentum. Since 2014 until the end of 2017, we have awarded 124 grants with an estimated total value of €255.9 million. This includes funding for 32 multicentre clinical trials, accounting for €195.24 million…

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3 September 2018

EDCTP launches €2.25 M emergency funding initiative in response to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Today, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) launched an emergency funding initiative ‘Mobilisation of research funds in case of Public Health Emergencies’ to support research activities in response to the  Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the…

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22 August 2018

Strengthening national health research systems in sub-Saharan Africa: a first report

EDCTP published a first report on the project to develop and strengthen national health research systems (NHRS) in sub-Saharan Africa. The report captures the kick-off meeting held in Accra, Ghana on 9-10 July 2018. It brought together over 50 delegates from the…

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21 August 2018

EDCTP seeks professional for its grants system

EDCTP is looking for a Grants System Officer for the office in The Hague, the Netherlands. The officer will be responsible for the management, maintenance and development of EDCTP’s online system for submission of applications and management of grants (EDCTPgrants). The…

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3 August 2018

NIFTY study on yellow fever vaccine dosing will improve epidemic preparedness

The EDCTP-funded NIFTY study, led by Professor Philip Bejon (University of Oxford, UK, and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya), held its kick-off meeting in Kilifi from 02-03 August 2018. The NIFTY consortium prepares for a ‘Non-Inferiority of Fractional Doses Trial for Yellow…

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2 August 2018

EDCTP seeks several new members for its Scientific Advisory Committee as of January 2019

EDCTP is calling on high-level experts from across multiple fields and sectors to apply to become members of its Scientific Advisory Committee from January 2019. EDCTP is looking for up to seven new members. The Scientific Advisory Committee is the principal advisory…

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27 July 2018

Côte d'Ivoire: Francophone information event on EDCTP

On 17 July 2018, an information meeting in French was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to provide information on EDCTP funding mechanisms and opportunities. It was co-organised by the Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire (IPCI) and the Swiss Centre for…

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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 for a survey of national…

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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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