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04 April 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…

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…

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…

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…

01 December 2020

World AIDS Day 2020

On World AIDS Day 2020, the significant progress achieved over the last two decades is justly celebrated. However, the HIV-epidemic is still far from being…

24 November 2020

Largest clinical trial in Africa to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 patients launched in 13 countries

Thirteen African countries and an international network of research institutions have joined forces to launch the largest clinical trial in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 outpatients in Africa.…

11 November 2020

EDCTP and The Global Health Network launch the EDCTP Knowledge Hub

EDCTP and The Global Health Network have launched the EDCTP Knowledge Hub, an online platform with open-access resources for researchers conducting clinical research in low-resource…

06 October 2020

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

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…

19 August 2020

Sir Alimuddin Zumla receives 2020 Mahathir Science Award

On 18 August 2020, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia announced that Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla is the recipient of…

14 August 2020

Annual Report 2019 - steering a portfolio for impact

EDCTP’s Annual Report 2019 summarises the activities of the Partnership in 2019, shows the steady growth, scope and cohesion of the project portfolio, and highlights…

09 July 2020

Today! - Online information session on Career Development Fellowships call

Today, EDCTP will conduct an online information session for researchers who are considering to apply for a fellowship under the Career Development Fellowships Call. This…