World TB Day: EDCTP commits EUR 34M to TB vaccine clinical trials
True to the World Tuberculosis Day 2018 theme ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’, the European Union and European member states continue to take an important role in fighting this disease. Recently, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) committed EUR 34 million in funding for four large clinical trials on candidate TB vaccines. This is the largest European investment into clinical development of TB vaccines to date (with two grants signed and two under preparation), and boosts the joint commitment to combat one of the world’s most devastating diseases. The trials will be conducted by 28 research institutions from sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and India.