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25 April 2019

EDCTP malaria portfolio: large investments in treatment and vaccines

The World Malaria Report 2018 states that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 show no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases. In 2017 there were still an estimated 219…

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15 April 2019

WANECAM consortium kicks off clinical study for next-generation antimalarial drug

The West African Network for Clinical Trials of Antimalarial Drugs (WANECAM), a consortium of ten academic organisations in Africa and Europe, starts off the ‘WANECAM 2’ study in Bamako, Mali with a meeting on 15 April 2019. EDCTP invests EUR…

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22 March 2019

World TB Day: EDCTP investments in TB research rise to EUR 127 million

World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2019 is themed ‘It’s time’. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) explains, the theme underlines “the urgency to act” on the commitments made by global leaders in September 2018. At the United Nations TB…

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13 March 2019

ASAAP clinical study of malaria treatment for children has started

A large clinical study evaluating a triple plus combination of antimalarials for children has started in Ghana. The study is coordinated by Dr. Oumou Maiga-Ascofare of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and…

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31 January 2019

EDCTP is looking for a temporary Administrative Officer (The Hague)

EDCTP  is looking for an Administrative Officer to be based at the EDCTP Office in The Hague. The Administrative Officer, under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, will be responsible for providing administrative support to the EDCTP…

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21 December 2018

Report on the Lisbon meeting for the next EDCTP programme published

EDCTP organised a high-level meeting on the character, scope and shape of its next programme in Lisbon, Portugal, on 17 September 2018. Approximately 100 participants representing EDCTP member countries and strategic partners in global health participated to discuss their involvement…

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30 November 2018

World AIDS Day 2018: Supporting R&D partnerships to tackle HIV

World AIDS Day 2018 marks its 30th anniversary. Significant progress has been made in the fight against the disease during these three decades. However, the Global AIDS Update 2018 report shows that much needs to be done to reach the…

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26 November 2018

National health research systems in Africa: developing a collaborative approach

EDCTP published the report on the EDCTP high-level meeting Engaging African governments to strengthen national health research systems with complementary international cooperation. The meeting took place in Dakar, Senegal, on 30 August 2018. It was organised as a side meeting…

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15 November 2018

PredART trial shows TB-IRIS can be prevented in patients with HIV-TB co-infection

The results of the PredART clinical trial co-funded by EDCTP were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 14 November 2018. Prof. Graeme Meintjes (University of Cape Town) and his team showed that a moderate dose of prednisone…

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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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