3 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 sub-Saharan Africa. The calls represent an investment of more than €80 million. The first call…

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1 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 the EDCTP General Assembly, the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Secretariat worked with her and…

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24 March 2020

Total EDCTP investment in TB research & development rises to € 228 million

On World TB Day 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the global impact and burden of infectious diseases on individual and public health, society and national economies. Since 1997, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported on…

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16 March 2020

EDCTP The Hague Office Corona measures

Following the advice from the Dutch government, EDCTP staff in our office in The Hague will mostly be working from home until 6 April 2020. If you would like to contact anyone in our office in The Hague during this…

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3 March 2020

International research partnership and EDCTP to invest €44 million in next-generation antimalarials to combat drug-resistant malaria in Africa

EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a five year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million. The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading…

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2 March 2020

Developing a Global TB Vaccine R&D Road map

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 in Amsterdam to discuss and build consensus on the elements, challenges and objectives of the…

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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 diseases (NTDs). Pivotal in the renewed global focus on NTDs was the London Declaration of…

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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 led by Professor Michael Hoeslcher of the Tropical Institute at the Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians…

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2 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 deaths. Most of these deaths are in low and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa,…

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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 Development Fellowships, Novartis will jointly fund fellows that aim to conduct research in the field…

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17 October 2019

Annual Report 2018 – a strong portfolio halfway EDCTP2

EDCTP published its Annual Report 2018 – 15th anniversary of the EDCTP programme in a new digital format. The report gives a quick overview of the milestones in the development of the partnership since 2003 and presents the strong EDCTP2…

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4 October 2019

EDCTP invests €18 million in evaluation of candidate malaria vaccine portfolio

EDCTP awarded a grant of EUR 18 million to an international consortium to evaluate a portfolio of three innovative candidate malaria vaccines that aim to block transmission of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. The PfTBV consortium is coordinated by Dr Issaka…

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21 August 2019

Invitation to apply for membership of the EDCTP Audit Committee

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) invites suitable candidates to apply for membership of its Audit Committee. EDCTP is a public-public partnership of, currently, 16 African and 14 European countries, and the European Union. The Delegation Agreement…

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14 August 2019

EC invites feedback on next EDCTP programme

The European Commission seeks feedback from citizens and stakeholders on its outline for an EDCTP successor programme. This is one of the early steps in the process of creating a future EDCTP programme under the umbrella of the next European…

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19 July 2019

African High Commissioners and Ambassadors in Pretoria met EDCTP

African High Commissioners and Ambassadors from 28 countries accredited to South Africa met with EDCTP in Pretoria on 11 July 2019. The meeting was hosted by the Mozambique High Commission and EDCTP. The objective of the meeting was to inform…

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12 July 2019

Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet visits EDCTP-funded CHAPS adolescent study in Cape Town

On 8 July 2019, the European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet, visited the Emavulandleni Research Centre in Cape Town, South Africa together with colleagues from the European Commission and representatives of the Department of Science and Technology…

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17 June 2019

ASAAP paediatric malaria treatment study kicks off in Ghana

The ASAAP project – a multi-country, multi-site clinical study to evaluate a new malaria triple therapy for children – has its kick-off meeting today in Accra, Ghana. The project is led and coordinated by Dr Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré of the Kumasi Centre…

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25 April 2019

EDCTP malaria portfolio: large investments in treatment and vaccines

The World Malaria Report 2018 states that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 show no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases. In 2017 there were still an estimated 219…

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15 April 2019

WANECAM consortium kicks off clinical study for next-generation antimalarial drug

The West African Network for Clinical Trials of Antimalarial Drugs (WANECAM), a consortium of ten academic organisations in Africa and Europe, starts off the ‘WANECAM 2’ study in Bamako, Mali with a meeting on 15 April 2019. EDCTP invests EUR…

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22 March 2019

World TB Day: EDCTP investments in TB research rise to EUR 127 million

World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2019 is themed ‘It’s time’. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) explains, the theme underlines “the urgency to act” on the commitments made by global leaders in September 2018. At the United Nations TB…

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13 March 2019

ASAAP clinical study of malaria treatment for children has started

A large clinical study evaluating a triple plus combination of antimalarials for children has started in Ghana. The study is coordinated by Dr. Oumou Maiga-Ascofare of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and…

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31 January 2019

EDCTP is looking for a temporary Administrative Officer (The Hague)

EDCTP  is looking for an Administrative Officer to be based at the EDCTP Office in The Hague. The Administrative Officer, under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, will be responsible for providing administrative support to the EDCTP…

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21 December 2018

Report on the Lisbon meeting for the next EDCTP programme published

EDCTP organised a high-level meeting on the character, scope and shape of its next programme in Lisbon, Portugal, on 17 September 2018. Approximately 100 participants representing EDCTP member countries and strategic partners in global health participated to discuss their involvement…

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30 November 2018

World AIDS Day 2018: Supporting R&D partnerships to tackle HIV

World AIDS Day 2018 marks its 30th anniversary. Significant progress has been made in the fight against the disease during these three decades. However, the Global AIDS Update 2018 report shows that much needs to be done to reach the…

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26 November 2018

National health research systems in Africa: developing a collaborative approach

EDCTP published the report on the EDCTP high-level meeting Engaging African governments to strengthen national health research systems with complementary international cooperation. The meeting took place in Dakar, Senegal, on 30 August 2018. It was organised as a side meeting…

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15 November 2018

PredART trial shows TB-IRIS can be prevented in patients with HIV-TB co-infection

The results of the PredART clinical trial co-funded by EDCTP were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 14 November 2018. Prof. Graeme Meintjes (University of Cape Town) and his team showed that a moderate dose of prednisone…

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1 November 2018

EDCTP and Wellcome Trust organise session at ASTMH 2018

EDCTP and the Wellcome Trust organised a session on controlled Human Infection Studies in low- and middle-income countries as a contribution to the ASTMH 2018 programme. The symposium (session 169) takes place on 1 November from 08:00-09:45. The annual meeting…

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26 October 2018

EDCTP is seeking a Project Officer

EDCTP is looking for a Project Officer for the office in The Hague. The duration of this fixed-term contract is one year. As a member of the EDCTP Calls and Grants team, the officer will be involved in all main…

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18 October 2018

EDCTP co-sponsors 'TB Science 2018' - the 49th Union's research preconference

TBScience2018 is the official pre-conference event for the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The scientific conference focuses on basic and translational tuberculosis research. The event takes place at the Marriot Hotel The Hague on 23-24 October 2018. Download programme (PDF) The…

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8 October 2018

Ebola emergency call September 2018: research response to the DRC outbreak

On 3 September 2018, EDCTP launched a €2.25 million emergency funding initiative in response to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This emergency call was open for proposals for seven days. After three…

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