EDCTP joins the GloPID-R funders network on (re-)emerging infectious diseases

06 October 2020

EDCTP has become a member-observer of the GloPID-R network, an alliance bringing together research funding organisations on a global scale to facilitate effective and rapid research of a significant outbreak of a new or re-emerging infectious disease with epidemic and pandemic potential. EDCTP will be represented by Dr Pauline Beattie, the EDCTP Operations Manager.


“EDCTP is delighted to join the GloPID-R network. We firmly believe in developing international partnerships to ensure that the financing of preparedness for rapid research response remains a priority in sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe.”

Dr Michael Makanga, EDCTP Executive Director

“EDCTP is a valuable addition to our network. Their expertise in funding research in sub-Saharan Africa will be a great asset to the GloPID-R community.”

Dr Charu Kaushic, GloPID-R Vice-chair

GloPID-R is led by a Board of Chairs who are elected at the Assembly from amongst the members and hold office for two years (renewable for a maximum of two consecutive terms). They work in close cooperation with the Secretariat, a Scientific Advisor and committees based on the delegation from the Assembly. Currently, GloPID-R has 29 members while three more organisations are engaged as observers: the World Health Organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and EDCTP.