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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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8 July 2016

EDCTP awards 2016 now open to nominations

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) invites nominations to the following awards: Scientific Leadership Award, Outstanding Female Scientist Award and Outstanding Research Team Award. These awards aim to promote African-European scientific research collaboration, and will reward outstanding…

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6 July 2016

Announcement of 2016 calls for proposals

In 2016, EDCTP will launch nine calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities. These calls are worth approximately € 138.6 M in research against poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases. The launch of these calls follows from the…

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4 July 2016

Public consultation on the second EDCTP programme in 2014-2016

Update 17 October 2016: Deadline of Public Consultation extended till 15 November 2016. A public consultation regarding ‘the implementation of the Second European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Programme (EDCTP2) during the period 2014-2016’ was opened by the European…

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23 June 2016

Fit for Health 2.0 to organise a webinar on grant agreement preparation for EDCTP2 projects

Fit for Health 2.0 will host a webinar to address the challenges of negotiating the grant and consortium agreement for projects funded under the second EDCTP programme (EDCTP2). This online session is free of charge and will take place on…

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22 June 2016

EDCTP 2016 stakeholder meetings on Diarrhoeal Diseases & Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

EDCTP will hold two stakeholder meetings on Diarrhoeal Diseases and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections on 5 and 6 July, respectively. These meetings for invited experts will take place in the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Conference Center at Schiphol, the Netherlands. Their…

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3 June 2016

Eighth EDCTP Forum: registration opens, sponsorship opportunities and call for scientific symposia

EDCTP is pleased to announce that registrations to attend the Eighth EDCTP Forum are now open. Additionally, EDCTP invites interested organisations to sponsor the event, and welcomes proposals for scientific symposia to be presented at the Forum. The Eighth EDCTP…

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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 much to be done in the fight against malaria in malaria prevention, diagnostic testing and treatment. The European & Developing Countries…

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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 open. Till 24 June 2016, we welcome abstracts for presentation at the EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, from 6-9 November…

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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. Every year around 10 million people develop TB; 1 million of them are children under the age of 14. Only…

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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 from civil society, industry, politics and global health research backgrounds attended. JLI is “an activist institute, inspired by the life…

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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. The study was conducted to compare four antimalarial drug combinations for treating pregnant women. The authors concluded that based on…

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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 of clinical care, have met for an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) workshop on 10-11 February 2016 in Ghana to share…

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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 me to move on. My tenure at the organisation has been very rewarding and enjoyable, and I extend my sincere…

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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 science partnership which has made an outstanding contribution to human capital development.” The award was given by the Hon. Naledi…

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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 the fight against HIV/AIDS by funding clinical research involving a broad spectrum of interventions, paying special attention to vulnerable and…

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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 fellowships. These fellows are supported by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, and will be…

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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. The new label allows it to be used for treating multiple episodes of malaria in the same person after registration in malaria-endemic…

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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 at protecting infants from infection while they are breastfed by their HIV-positive mothers, including in the 6-12 month period after…

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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 research capacity development in Africa with significant impact on the wellbeing of the African population. The prize consists of a…

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