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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 set of graduate and post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. During the first EDCTP programme, this commitment supported 56 Fellows, and in the…

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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 enlisted the assistance of independent experts to observe and critically examine its peer review evaluation process. The assessment encompasses the…

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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 of vaccine-preventable disease in maternal and child health.

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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 calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones.

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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 evaluate a new treatment course in a phase III clinical trial. In January 2017, the EDCTP grant agreement for the…

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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 for services to public health and protection from infectious disease with a Knighthood (KBE) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2017…

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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 partnership to leverage research funding for neglected infectious diseases (NIDs). They agreed that Mundo Sano would contribute to clinical and…

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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 pool funds to support clinical and implementation research in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in relation to leprosy and neglected infectious diseases…

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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 to further protect the integrity and enhance the impact of clinical trials.

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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 of the world’s population with more than 200 million new cases of malaria and claims the lives of almost 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 incidence has fallen by an average of 1.5% per year since 2000, TB is still one of the top 10…

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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 and 17 March 2017. EDCTP is investing €7.7 million in the project which is led by Professor Gerhard Walzl of…

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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 worth almost € 11.4 million (PanACEA2), held a kick-off meeting in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-8 March 2017. The…

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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 of Parliament in London, United Kingdom. It was hosted by Dr Daniel Poulter MP of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group…

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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 at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) (Abstract #81LB) on 15 February 2017. The trial showed that…

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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 to fully participate in the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership. Swiss legal entities may participate and receive funding…

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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 since 2000, and millions of lives have been saved. But much still needs to be done. Now in its second…

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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 these fields added to our scope under the second programme took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 5 and 6…

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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 advancing health research and capacity development in Africa. The ceremony took place at the EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia during…

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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 consists of a trophy and 10,000 euro. The award ceremony took place at the Eighth EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia….

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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 (UNZA-UCLMS) Research & Training Program on 6 November 2016. The award consists of a trophy and 50,000 euro. At the…

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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 of a trophy and 20,000 euro. The award ceremony took place at the Eighth EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, The…

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6 November 2016

Eighth EDCTP Forum starts today, 6 November 2016

From 6 to 9 November 2016, the Eighth Forum of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership will take place in Lusaka, Zambia. The biennial Forum is one of the biggest conferences on infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. The…

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3 October 2016

Dr Leonardo Santos Simão and Professor Marcel Tanner appointed as EDCTP High Representatives

Dr Leonardo Santos Simão, a former Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, has been appointed as the EDCTP High Representative South with special focus on Africa. Professor Marcel Tanner, former Director of the Swiss…

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23 September 2016

Important clarification regarding Call 'Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa'

This clarification concerns the EDCTP call for proposals Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.

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6 September 2016

Notice of voluntary liquidation of EDCTP-EEIG (legal structure for the first EDCTP programme, 2003-2015)

The EDCTP-EEIG, the legal structure for the first EDCTP programme (2003-2015), is in liquidation (Dutch: in liquidatie). The EDCTP-EEIG was incorporated for the implementation of the activities set out in the contract signed between the EDCTP-EEIG and the European Commission. Following the successful…

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31 August 2016

EDCTP Annual Report 2015 available online

The EDCTP 2015 Annual Report “Gaining Momentum” is now available online. 2015 was a very busy year with two programmes running in parallel, the first programme of EDCTP winding down and the second programme (EDCTP2) being rolled out.

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29 July 2016

EDCTP to conduct survey of its training and fellowship programmes (2003-2015)

We are contacting our former fellows and trainees via an online survey to find out about their experiences as an EDCTP fellow or trainee, how their fellowship or training contributed to the next steps in their career, and what their…

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11 July 2016

Call for experts: EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee

EDCTP invites applications from high-level experts from across multiple fields and sectors to apply to become members of its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) from January 2017. SAC members shall serve in their personal capacity, representing a broad range of disciplines…

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11 July 2016

Moses Bockarie joins EDCTP as Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office

Professor Moses John Bockarie joined EDCTP as Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of Africa Office on 1 July 2016. Prof. Bockarie, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, is a specialist in the field of neglected…

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