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03 July 2020

EDCTP and Africa CDC workshop report on disparities in research funding

EDCTP and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on gender-related and regional disparities in research and research capacity development. In…

29 June 2020

EDCTP COVID-19 emergency funding for twenty research projects

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented surge in scientific collaboration on research and development programs for prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic tools. In April 2020,…

09 June 2020

WHO AVAREF survey highlights EDCTP's role in supporting ethical and regulatory oversight in Africa

In April 2020, the African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) conducted a digital survey of the state of regulatory activities and ethical review in Africa. On…

25 May 2020

EDCTP-co-funded visceral leishmaniasis treatment trial completes recruitment

A clinical trial seeking a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment for visceral leishmaniasis has completed enrolling a total of 439 patients from four countries…

18 May 2020

World HIV Vaccine Day 2020

World HIV Vaccine Day is a global call to support the efforts to develop vaccines to prevent HIV infection. Fortunately, immense progress has been made…

06 May 2020

Fondation Botnar and Novartis support EDCTP Fellowships on child and adolescent health

Fondation Botnar and Novartis will support research capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa within the framework of EDCTP’s 2020 Career Development Fellowships. Collectively, the two organisations…

25 April 2020

World Malaria Day 2020

On World Malaria Day 2020, the fight against malaria is facing stalled progress and a disruptive pandemic while the road to malaria eradication is still…

09 April 2020

EDCTP and Africa CDC collaborate to develop capacity for outbreak and epidemic response in sub-Saharan Africa

Reliable epidemiological data is often unavailable or severely limited in resource-limited settings in Africa. This knowledge gap is further aggravated by a shortage of skilled…

03 April 2020

Emergency funding of COVID-19 research among EDCTP 2020 calls for proposals

Today, EDCTP is publishing seven 2020 calls for proposals to support clinical research on poverty-related diseases, including neglected infectious diseases, and research capacity development in…

01 April 2020

Professor Gita Ramjee passed away on 31 March 2020

Yesterday, Professor Gita Ramjee, Chief Scientific Officer of the Aurum Institute in South Africa, passed away due to complications of a COVID-19 infection. Many in…

02 March 2020

Developing a Global TB Vaccine R&D Roadmap

On 03 and 04 March 2020, a broad range of stakeholders with complementary expertise and experience in the fight to end tuberculosis (TB) will convene…

30 January 2020

World NTD Day: the fight to end Neglected Tropical Diseases

EDCTP is a proud partner and supporter of this first World NTD Day, a call to action to end the burden of the neglected tropical…

11 December 2019

PanACEA 2: New TB drug tested in patients for the first time in South Africa

The new promising tuberculosis drug BTZ-043 has been administered to patients for the first time in Cape Town, South Africa. This clinical study which is…

02 December 2019

World AIDS day 2019: Clinical research that reaches key populations

According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, in 2018 an estimated 1.7 million people were newly infected with HIV and there were 0.8 million HIV-related…

12 November 2019

Novartis will support five Career Development Fellowships on maternal and child health

Novartis and EDCTP are pleased to highlight the sponsorship agreement to support research capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa. Within the framework of EDCTP’s 2019 Career…