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Stakeholder Meeting on Neglected Infectious Diseases
27 June 2013-28 June 2013
The Hague, Netherlands
Type of event EDCTP stakeholder meeting
Scope Neglected infectious diseases
The objective of the stakeholder meeting on Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs) was to:
Review the current status and barriers to progress in the field of NIDs
Identify the key research areas where EDCTP support can have maximum impact
Highlight opportunities for European and African collaboration (North-North and North-South) that EDCTP can facilitate
Identify possibilities for partnership with likeminded organisations.
Participants at the meeting included researchers from academia, representatives of product development partnerships (PDPs) and pharmaceutical industry, policy makers, funding agencies and other like-minded organisations.
Amongst the topics to be discussed were:
Review of the global product portfolio for NIDs: consideration of products in post discovery translation and development pipeline
Baseline epidemiology studies required to support evaluation of advanced products (treatment/vaccines/diagnostics) and to establish burden of disease and co-infection/co-morbidity with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
Combined interventions for enhanced disease prevention and control
Review of existing capacity and critical gaps to be bridged at trial sites/institutions for conducting clinical trials in NIDs.