Webinar: EDCTP COVID-19 Emergency Funding Mechanism

18 Mar 2021 13:00 - 19 Mar 2021 17:00
Type of event EDCTP meeting
Scope COVID-19

As of March 2021, EDCTP is supporting 26 collaborative research projects under its COVID-19 Emergency Funding Mechanism, activated in April 2020. One year on from the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, many research questions have been answered, many others are still under investigation and new questions are emerging.

We invite you to join us in this live webinar where we will share experiences and study findings among the EDCTP-supported COVID-19 research consortia, discuss new emerging questions and current public health priorities in sub-Saharan Africa, and inform the global research community and stakeholders about EDCTP-funded COVID-19 research in sub-Saharan Africa.

When: 18-19 March 2021, 13:00-17:00 CET
Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Registration to attend this webinar is closed.

Speakers and participation

Speakers will primarily include representatives of the EDCTP-funded COVID-19 projects. These speakers will share preliminary findings (where available) and/or lessons learnt so far. This is an open event, and we encourage researchers and all other interested stakeholders interested in this topic to participate.


The programme includes presentations and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Surveillance and response
  • Focus on special populations (pediatric, pregnant women)
  • COVID-19 and other major infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (HIV, TB, malaria)
  • New emerging research questions and knowledge gaps specific to sub-Saharan Africa

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