Strategic actions supporting health systems/services optimisation research capacities in cooperation with development assistance initiatives

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions to strengthen the capacity of health systems to effectively deliver new products and to monitor their post-market safety. This will be achieved through effective cooperation with relevant European Union initiatives including development assistance.

EXIT-TB
Translation research into policy and practice: scaling up evidence-based multiple focus integrated intensified TB screening to end TB in the East African Region

National Institute for medical research (NIMR), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with partners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Norway, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and United Kingdom
Grant agreement: CSA2016S-1608
Project coordinator: Dr Esther S. Ngadaya, (NIMR, Tanzania)
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 36 months
Total project value: EUR 5,848,634
EDCTP grant amount: EUR 2,924,274
Co-funding from: University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Centre for Global Health Research – KEMRI (Kenya); University of Bergen (Norway); Institute of Endemic Diseases – University of Khartoum (Sudan); Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (Tanzania); National Institute for Medical Research (Tanzania); and Infectious Diseases Institute – Makerere University (Uganda).

PAVIA
Pharmaco Vigilance Africa

Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Global health and Development (AIGHD), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with partners from Ethiopia, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Swaziland, and Tanzania
Grant agreement: CSA2016S-1627
Project coordinator: Prof. Frank Cobelens (AIGHD, the Netherlands)
Starting date: 1 March 2018
Duration: 48 months
Total project value: EUR 12,800,000
EDCTP grant amount: EUR 3,000,000
Co-funding from: United States Agency for International Development (United States of America).

PROFORMA
Pharmacovigilance infrastructure and post-marketing surveillance system capacity building for regional medicine regulatory harmonization in East Africa

Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, Sweden, with partners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Netherlands 
Grant agreement:CSA2016S-1618
Project coordinator: Prof. Eleni Aklillu (KI, Sweden)
Starting date: 1 March 2018
Duration: 60 months
Total project value: EUR 6,000,000
EDCTP grant amount: EUR 3,000,000
Co-funding from: Pharmacy and Poisons Board (Kenya), Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sweden), Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences (Tanzania), Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (Tanzania).

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