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15 November 2017

EU action against antimicrobial resistance: EDCTP’s contribution

Antimicrobial resistance and improper use of antibiotics are a potential global threat to healthcare. During the European Antibiotic Awareness Week…

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3 November 2017

GSK and EDCTP launch joint call for Senior Fellowship proposals

In response to the growing challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, GSK and EDCTP will launch a joint call…

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1 November 2017

Vacancy: Project Officer for The Hague Office

We are looking for a Project Officer to be based at the EDCTP office in The Hague. The Project Officer…

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18 October 2017

EDCTP requests proposals for conference management services

EDCTP is soliciting proposals from conference management companies for the provision of services for the Ninth EDCTP Forum to be…

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9 October 2017

EDCTP joins forces with WHO AFRO and TDR to fund implementation research

A new partnership has been formed between EDCTP (representing its members namely the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF),…

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2 October 2017

Call for participants: Workshop in Portuguese 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…

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20 September 2017

Nigeria becomes 29th member of EDCTP

EDCTP is pleased to welcome Nigeria as its 29th member country.  As a member of the EDCTP Association, it will…

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15 September 2017

Save the date! 17-21 September 2018: Ninth EDCTP Forum

EDCTP’s ninth biennial forum will be held in Lisbon, Portugal between 17 and 21 September 2018. The conference will be…

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22 August 2017

Workshop to launch EDCTP Alumni Network in October

Since its inception, EDCTP has invested in support for individual researchers at different stages of their careers through an evolving…

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2 August 2017

Independent observer assesses Scientific Review Committee meetings

To ensure the integrity of its evaluation procedures and to find ways to improve quality, efficiency and transparency, EDCTP recently…

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21 July 2017

EC Call for Tender: burden of diseases preventable by maternal immunisation in sub-Saharan Africa

The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation issued a call for tender on 14 July 2017 on the topic…

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6 July 2017

2017 calls for proposals

EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These…

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28 June 2017

Botswana launch of AMBITION-cm project on HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis

Almost twenty per cent of HIV-related deaths are directly attributable to cryptococcal meningitis (CM). The AMBITION-cm project was developed to…

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19 June 2017

Professor Alimuddin Zumla honoured for services to public health

Professor Alimuddin Zumla, Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health at University College London was honoured in the United Kingdom…

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19 June 2017

Mundo Sano joins forces with EDCTP to fund research on neglected infectious diseases

On 16 June 2017, the Mundo Sano Foundation and the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) created a…

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29 May 2017

Leprosy Research Initiative and EDCTP in partnership to boost leprosy research

The Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) and EDCTP created a partnership to boost leprosy-related research. They aim to leverage resources and…

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20 May 2017

International Clinical Trials Day 2017: trials and results

Ahead of International Clinical Trials Awareness Day 2017, an important joint statement was released by international funders of clinical research…

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25 April 2017

Funding research and innovation to help end malaria

The fight against malaria has seen a decade of remarkable success and progress. It remains, however, a threat to half…

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24 March 2017

World TB day 2017: closing the gaps to end tuberculosis

Ending the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030 is one of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Although TB…

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20 March 2017

PredictTB project launched: biomarkers to predict TB treatment duration

A new EDCTP-funded project was launched at the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, on 16…

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9 March 2017

PanACEA kicks off new clinical trials programme for TB-drug evaluation

The EDCTP-funded PanACEA consortium (Pan-African Consortium for the Evaluation of Antituberculosis Antibiotics) who were recently awarded their second EDCTP grant…

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28 February 2017

UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health hosted meeting on value of EDCTP

The meeting on EDCTP as ‘African-European partnership for global health benefit’ took place on 27 February 2017 at the Houses…

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16 February 2017

PredART trial: prednisone reduces risk of TB-IRIS in HIV-infected patients by 30%

Results of the EDCTP-funded PredART clinical trial, led by Dr Graeme Meintjes, University of Cape Town, South Africa were presented…

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17 January 2017

Switzerland fully associated to Horizon 2020 per 1 January 2017

Switzerland became an Associated Country for the full Horizon 2020 programme as of 1 January 2017. Consequently, Switzerland has regained the possibility…

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1 December 2016

World AIDS day 2016: EDCTP’s strategy for funding research on HIV

According to the AIDS by numbers 2016 report from UNAIDS, huge progress has been made in the fight against HIV…

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23 November 2016

Stakeholder meeting reports published: diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory tract infections

EDCTP published two reports of the stakeholder meetings on diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory tract infections, respectively. The meetings for…

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15 November 2016

Professor Fred Newton Binka receives prestigious Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Award

The EDCTP Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize was given to Professor Fred Newton Binka in recognition of his outstanding achievements in…

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9 November 2016

Professor Shabir Mahdi receives Scientific Leadership Award

On 7 November 2016, Professor Dr Shabir A. Mahdi (1966) received the EDCTP 2016 Award for Scientific Leadership. The award…

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9 November 2016

Zambian Research & Training Programme receives Outstanding Research Team award

The EDCTP Award for Outstanding Research Team 2016 was given to the University of Zambia – University College London Medical School…

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8 November 2016

Marleen Temmerman receives Outstanding Female Scientist Award

On 8 November 2016, Professor dr. Marleen Temmerman received the EDCTP Award for Outstanding Female Scientist 2016. The award consists…

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