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03 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 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…

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…

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…

07 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…

04 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…

02 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…

02 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…

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…

08 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…

06 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…

01 June 2018

EDCTP launches €118 million investment

EDCTP published its 2018 calls for proposals after approval of its 2018 work plan. The eleven calls represent an overall investment of €118 million in…

29 May 2018

Invitation to Financial and Project Management Training for EDCTP2 grantees

EDCTP is inviting current and future grantees to participate in a one-day workshop on financial and project management of EDCTP2 grants. The workshop will be…

28 May 2018

EDCTP-funded consortia for epidemic preparedness - response to the Ebola outbreak in DRC

Currently, EDCTP-funded consortia for epidemic preparedness are active in responding to the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Pan-African Network for Rapid Research,…

25 April 2018

A growing malaria R&D portfolio: grants and calls 2014-2018

The fight against malaria requires a concerted effort of many and various partners. EDCTP wholeheartedly supports the fight for a world free of malaria that…