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15 June 2021

IAVI led consortium receives EDCTP and CEPI funding for a large-scale clinical trial of Lassa fever vaccine candidate

IAVI has received an award of €22.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations…

04 May 2021

New support tools for TB vaccine R&D published

The Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI) has coordinated the development of several new tools to support future TB vaccine clinical trials. Experts in the field together with…

30 April 2021

Call for abstracts for the Tenth EDCTP Forum

The 10th EDCTP Forum will be held as a virtual meeting hosted from the Joaquin Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo from 17-20 October 2021. The Forum…

25 April 2021

World Malaria Day 2021

On World Malaria Day 2021, EDCTP joins all partners in the ‘Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria’ campaign towards the goal of malaria…

24 April 2021

EDCTP-funded trial of R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine shows efficacy of 77%

Positive results from an EDCTP-funded clinical trial in Burkina Faso, published as a preprint with The Lancet, demonstrate that the malaria vaccine candidate R21/Matrix-M is…

20 April 2021

EDCTP and AIGHD launched a global roadmap for tuberculosis vaccine development

On 20 April 2021, EDCTP and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) have launched a global TB vaccine R&D roadmap at the…

24 March 2021

World TB Day: the promise of ending the TB epidemic

World TB Day puts the spotlight on tuberculosis (TB), a poverty-related infectious disease of epidemic proportions. Currently, it causes more deaths than any other infectious…

08 March 2021

International Women’s Day 2021: a challenge to inequality

In her statement for International Women’s Day 2021, Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, focused on inequality in…

04 March 2021

EDCTP and Africa CDC partner to train highly skilled epidemiologists and biostatisticians in Africa

A new training programme funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa…

25 February 2021

GHIT and EDCTP co-invest additional €7.8 million in access programme for treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children

GHIT – the Japanese-based Global Health Innovative Technology Fund – and EDCTP co-invest an additional €7.8 million in the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium’s treatment access programme…

11 February 2021

A suitcase-sized laboratory for rapid detection of SARS-COV-2 in Africa

The PCR test is the most accurate tool to identify SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. However, valid results are often available only after days. Moreover,…

08 February 2021

The BRCCH and EDCTP partner on a new joint COVID-19 initiative

The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) and EDCTP jointly support three multi-institutional, multi-country collaborations for research to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Three…

30 January 2021

World NTD Day 2021 - a global call to End the Neglect

On 12 November 2020, the member states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially endorsed the new Roadmap to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and…

13 January 2021

Public consultation: Global Roadmap for research and development for TB vaccines

EDCTP has commissioned the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) to develop a Global Roadmap for research and development for tuberculosis (TB) vaccines.…

21 December 2020

2020 End of Year Message by Michael Makanga, EDCTP Executive Director

Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends, This year has been extremely difficult due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges, our project…