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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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6 November 2015

Grantees selected to build Ebola research capacity

Six institutions in Africa and Europe have been awarded funding to strengthen capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to conduct high quality health research during health emergencies and/or epidemic outbreaks. The grants were developed in response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD)…

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23 October 2015

Re-treating malaria with Pyramax®: WANECAM study supports safety and efficacy

Interim data from a clinical trial led by the West African Network for Clinical Trials of Antimalarial Drugs (WANECAM) published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases today, supports the safety and efficacy of the artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) Pyramax® (pyronaridine-artesunate)…

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20 October 2015

Save the date - Eighth EDCTP Forum from 6-9 November 2016

EDCTP’s Eighth Forum will take place in Lusaka, Zambia from 6 to 9 November 2016. EDCTP invites all stakeholders to support and attend this conference and requests all interested parties to save this date.

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15 October 2015

Announcement of remaining 2015 Calls for Proposals

In October and November 2015, EDCTP will launch five calls for proposals: Ethics and regulatory capacities EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Capacity Development Fellowships EDCTP Regional Networks Senior Fellowships Career Development Fellowships   The launch of these calls follows from the…

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13 October 2015

G7 Ministers of Science Commit to Fight Neglected and Poverty-Related Diseases

On 8 and 9 October 2015, the G7 Ministers of Science met in Berlin, Germany to discuss coordination of research efforts regarding global issues of health, the (marine) environment and clean energy. In their statement of 9 October, the Ministers…

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12 October 2015

CHAPAS-3 trial confirms high efficacy of WHO-preferred abacavir plus lamivudine ART in children

The EDCTP-funded CHAPAS-3 trial is the first randomised controlled trial in African children to compare three ‘backbones’ for antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimens. All regimens were shown to have low toxicity and good clinical, immunological, and virological responses. This trial provides…

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24 August 2015

European and African clinical research on poverty-related and neglected diseases, 2003-2011 - a bibliometric analysis

On 11 August 2015 PLOS neglected tropical diseases published the research article ‘Bibliometric assessment of European and sub-Saharan African research output on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases from 2003-2011’ by authors from EDCTP and Thomson Reuters. Today, EDCTP publishes the…

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10 August 2015

EDCTP Annual Report 2014 available online

The online summary EDCTP Annual Report 2014 “Starting EDCTP2” is now available on the website. It offers an updated overview of all EDCTP projects of the first programme and describes the efforts to prepare for the second programme (EDCTP2) which…

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14 July 2015

Dr Michael Makanga designated as next EDCTP Executive Director

During its last meeting, the General Assembly of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) selected Dr Michael Makanga to succeed Professor Charles Mgone as Executive Director. Prof. Mgone, who has been Executive Director for eight years, had…

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24 April 2015

World Malaria Day 2015: funding research to close the gaps

According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2014, 198 million cases of malaria occurred globally in 2013 and the disease led to 584,000 deaths. The burden is heaviest in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 90% of all malaria deaths occur….

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24 March 2015

World Tuberculosis Day 2015

In May 2014, at the World Health Assembly, governments agreed on an ambitious new 20-year (2016-2035) strategy to end the global TB epidemic. According to the Stop TB Partnership “there is a critical need to address weaknesses in countries’ health…

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19 March 2015

New funding to increase capacity for Ebola outbreak research

Strengthening sub-Saharan African research capacity during infectious disease emergency outbreaks

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12 March 2015

Published: Proceedings and video report of the High-Level Launch Event for EDCTP2

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10 March 2015

EDCTP-funded project REMSTART finds new approach to HIV management to have reduced deaths by 28 per cent

Researchers from the REMSTART team – led by Dr Saidi Egwaga of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Shabbar Jaffar, Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – conducted a randomised trial…

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4 March 2015

EDCTP2 work plan for 2014 now available online

The first annual work plan of the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP2) describes activities under EDCTP2 launched in 2014. It provides information on EDCTP Calls for Proposals, including the challenge, scope and expected…

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26 February 2015

PanACEA MAMS-TB-01 trial: ‘high-dose rifampicin may help shorten TB treatment’

The MAMS-TB-01 trial enrolled 365 patients from 7 sites in Tanzania and South Africa in only 11 months. It is the first of several TB treatment regimen trials which will use the same innovative adaptive clinical trial design that allows…

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28 January 2015

Calls for Proposals: ‘Strategic projects with major cofunding’ and ‘Improved treatment and clinical management of poverty-related diseases’

Today, EDCTP published two new calls for proposals under its second programme. The call Strategic projects with major cofunding aims to provide cofunding to strategically important, large-scale research projects with the potential to achieve rapid advances in the field of…

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19 December 2014

EC Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Gulbenkian Foundation sign collaboration memorandum

This coincides with the prepublication today of an EDCTP 2015 Call for proposals aimed at strengthening the ethics and regulatory capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. This call will be a collaboration between EDCTP and the Calouste Gubenkian Foundation.

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19 December 2014

Preannouncement of 2015 Calls for Proposals

The purpose of this forthcoming call for proposals is to provide funding to projects that aim to evaluate new or significantly improved drugs or drug regimens in humans or to optimise the efficacy and use of existing therapeutics for any…

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17 December 2014

Call for proposals – Maximising the impact of EDCTP research: translation of research results into policy and practice

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2 December 2014

New Call for Proposals: Diagnostic tools for poverty-related diseases

The purpose of this call is to invest in projects aiming to validate the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for detection of any of the poverty-related diseases, including as co-infections. These tools and…

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1 December 2014

New EDCTP programme celebrated in Cape Town, South Africa on 2 December 2014

The meeting will offer a full day of reflection and discussion on overarching topics regarding the new programme. Opening addresses will be delivered by: Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science & Technology of South Africa Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner…

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17 November 2014

Forum Proceedings and Forum video published

The Proceedings of the Seventh EDCTP Forum, held in Berlin, Germany from 30 June to 2 July 2014, are published on the EDCTP website today. The report gives a detailed overview of the research results presented and highlights of discussions…

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6 November 2014

Scholarships for MSc programma in vaccinology in Siena, Italy

The University of Siena Medical School, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH), and the ADITEC (Advanced Immunization Technologies) programme invite applications for the Master Programme in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development (IV edition 2015) commencing…

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31 October 2014

EDCTP and TDR offer first joint Clinical R&D Fellowships

A total of 25 fellowships is available for this call; 20 product development organisations have offered to host fellows. The host organisations will train individuals to develop specialist product development skills not readily taught in academic centres or public research…

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