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25 April 2016

World Malaria Day 2016: joining forces to end malaria

There has been remarkable progress made in malaria control based on current World health Organisation estimates. Nonetheless, there is still…

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20 April 2016

Abstract submission for the Eighth EDCTP Forum is now open

EDCTP is pleased to announce that as of today the service for submission of abstracts for the Eighth Forum is…

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24 March 2016

World TB Day 2016: Uniting to end the childhood TB epidemic

In 2015 tuberculosis (TB) became the world’s deadliest infectious disease, currently causing the death of 1.5 million people per year….

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17 March 2016

Joep Lange Institute for global healthcare improvement officially launched

The Joep Lange Institute (JLI) was officially inaugurated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 15 March 2016. High-level speakers and participants…

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10 March 2016

PREGACT: Safety and efficacy of four artemisinin-based combination treatments in African pregnant women with malaria

The results of the clinical trial PREGACT were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 10 March 2016….

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12 February 2016

Ebola grantees have begun collaborations

Grantees recently selected to conduct a range of research from basic science to implementation research, including capacity development and models…

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21 December 2015

Farewell Letter from Charles Mgone, EDCTP Executive Director

After almost a decade at the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), it is an appropriate time for…

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9 December 2015

EDCTP receives Science Diplomacy Award at South African Science Forum

At the Science Forum South Africa 2015, EDCTP received the Science Diplomacy Award in the category that recognises “an international…

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1 December 2015

World AIDS day 2015: EDCTP’s past and future investments

In its first programme, ending in December 2015, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has contributed to…

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24 November 2015

New EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships awarded

A total of 18 product development clinicians from 9 low- and middle-income countries have been awarded clinical research and development…

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20 November 2015

Pyramax® approved as antimalarial for treatment of multiple episodes of malaria

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published today a positive scientific opinion on Pyramax®, a once-daily, 3-day treatment for uncomplicated malaria….

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19 November 2015

Two HIV paediatric formulas safe and highly effective at protecting infants during breastfeeding up to 12 months after birth

A study published in The Lancet today, shows that two liquid formulas of HIV drugs are safe and highly effective…

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9 November 2015

EDCTP invites nominations for Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize

The Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize will reward an individual in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements in advancing health research and…

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6 November 2015

Grantees selected to build Ebola research capacity

Six institutions in Africa and Europe have been awarded funding to strengthen capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to conduct high quality…

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23 October 2015

Re-treating malaria with Pyramax®: WANECAM study supports safety and efficacy

Interim data from a clinical trial led by the West African Network for Clinical Trials of Antimalarial Drugs (WANECAM) published…

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20 October 2015

Save the date - Eighth EDCTP Forum from 6-9 November 2016

EDCTP’s Eighth Forum will take place in Lusaka, Zambia from 6 to 9 November 2016. EDCTP invites all stakeholders to…

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15 October 2015

Announcement of remaining 2015 Calls for Proposals

In October and November 2015, EDCTP will launch five calls for proposals: Ethics and regulatory capacities EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and…

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13 October 2015

G7 Ministers of Science Commit to Fight Neglected and Poverty-Related Diseases

On 8 and 9 October 2015, the G7 Ministers of Science met in Berlin, Germany to discuss coordination of research…

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12 October 2015

CHAPAS-3 trial confirms high efficacy of WHO-preferred abacavir plus lamivudine ART in children

The EDCTP-funded CHAPAS-3 trial is the first randomised controlled trial in African children to compare three ‘backbones’ for antiretroviral treatment…

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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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