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EDCTP offers € 5 M for research integration

27.03.2008
EDCTP launches a call for proposals worth € 5 M, which will serve to integrate and complement research carried out by EDCTP Member States and their African partners on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa.

With this call, EDCTP invites member states to link their national research activities on the three poverty-related diseases (PRDs) and offers a financial contribution to top up available funds. EDCTP believes that such collaboration between EDCTP member states and African partners increases the efficiency of research into the three PRDs and that it will be a powerful tool for avoiding duplication.

The € 5 M grant aims at funding projects within the scope of the EDCTP programme, namely the acceleration of clinical trials on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis interventions in sub-Saharan Africa through:

• Integration of member states’ national programmes
• Strengthening of north-south partnership
• Coordination and networking of African researchers
• Creation of sustainable capacity building in Africa
The grant aims to enhance activities of researchers investigating the same topic or disease, reduce duplication of effort and improve collaborations within or between African institutions and research centres.
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»Africa »sub-Saharan

Please go to the Call text (http://www.edctp.org/Joint_Programme_Activities.336.0.html) for more information.

List of EDCTP member states
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
List of sub-Saharan African countries
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Ilona van den Brink | alfa
Further information:
http://www.edctp.org/Joint_Programme_Activities.336.0.html

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