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30 January 2024

World NTD Day 2024: investing to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Global investment into research and development of new products for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs, also known as neglected infectious diseases) is limited and there is…

13 January 2024

African women living with HIV have an effective option to prevent malaria during pregnancy

The combination of two antimalarial drugs (DHA-PPQ) reduces the risk of malaria infection and disease in pregnant women on HIV treatment, according to results from…

20 December 2023

2023 End of the year message from Mr Abdoulie Barry, Acting Executive Director

Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends, As we look forward to celebrating Christmas and New Year with our families and friends, it is important to highlight…

19 December 2023

Early data shows that the H56:IC31 candidate vaccine did not provide protection against TB recurrence

The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) announced today that they will stop the development of the H56:IC31 tuberculosis (TB) candidate vaccine. The first analyses of data…

15 December 2023

EMA recommends arpraziquantel for treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children

Today, the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive…

15 December 2023

EMA gives positive opinion of Fexinidazole Winthrop as first oral treatment of acute form of sleeping sickness (rhodesiense) found in East and Southern Africa

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of the use of Fexinidazole Winthrop…

06 December 2023

PrEPVacc study reports that experimental HIV vaccine regimens likely to be ineffective in preventing HIV acquisition

Today, the EDCTP-funded PrEPVacc HIV prevention study has announced that it stopped its experimental vaccine regimens as there is little or no chance of the…

04 December 2023

Benin and Somalia join EDCTP Association

EDCTP is pleased to welcome Benin and Somalia on board as the newest member countries of the EDCTP Association, bringing the total number of African…

01 December 2023

World AIDS Day 2023: 20 years of supporting innovative approaches to fight HIV/AIDS

Since its inception in 2003, EDCTP has had a strong focus on one of sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest health challenges: HIV/AIDS. On World AIDS Day 2023,…

24 November 2023

Abdoulie Barry appointed as EDCTP Acting Executive Director

Mr. Abdoulie Barry has been appointed as Acting Executive Director of the EDCTP Association with effect from 16 November 2023. Abdoulie will combine the Executive…

10 November 2023

Professor Kamija Phiri receives the EDCTP Scientific Leadership Prize

Professor Kamija Phiri of the Malawian, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Malawi, is the recipient of the EDCTP Scientific Leadership Prize 2023. The prize…

08 November 2023

The Health Research Unit Zimbabwe receives the EDCTP Outstanding Research Team Prize

Today, the 2023 EDCTP Outstanding Research Team Prize was awarded to the Health Research Unit Zimbabwe (THRU-Zim), of the Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Zimbabwe…

07 November 2023

Professor Kogieleum Naidoo receives the Outstanding Female Scientist Prize

The EDCTP Outstanding Female Scientist Prize 2023 was given to Professor Kogieleum Naidoo of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa…

07 November 2023

Professor Peter Kremsner receives the prestigious EDCTP Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize

The EDCTP Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize 2023 was given to Professor Peter Kremsner in recognition of his outstanding achievements in advancing health research and capacity…

23 October 2023

AMBITION-cm study wins the 2023 European Hector Research Award in HIV

EDCTP congratulates the AMBITION-cm study team, led by Professor Joe Jarvis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, on winning the 2023 European Hector Research Award…