SEARCH project kick-off meeting

After months of intense preparation, the SEARCH (SouthErn Africa Regulatory for Clinical researcH) will have its project kick-off meeting. The Partners from all countries of SEARCH Consortium (Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and UK), together with the invited relevant stakeholders, will meet on February 18, 2021. Click here for more information: https://bit.ly/3jEUzFg This EDCTP-funded project is […]

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Second European-African training for the Congolese team on “SARS-CoV-2 detection by ApoH enzyme”

As part of the implementation of ITAIL-COVID-19 project funded by the European Development Countries Partnership for Clinical Trials (EDCTP) and coordinated by the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research (FCRM), the Congolose team of this project participated on January 14, 2021 in the second online practical training on “SARS-CoV-2 detection by the ApoH“. Supervised by the […]

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What if tropical diseases had as much attention as COVID?

In this article published by Nature, Prof. Francine Ntoumi addresses how the efforts to tackle Covid-19 are consequently and tragically neglecting all other diseases, for which it is estimated that all the important achiviements in terms of reducing of these recent years will be lost https://go.nature.com/2Kui5as

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse recent progress in reducing the global burden of Tuberculosis

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse recent progress in reducing the global burden of tuberculosis. The global number of deaths for tuberculosis could increase by around 200.000–400.000 in 2020 alone, as result of essential tuberculosis services disruptions due to the reallocation of human, financial and other resources from tuberculosis to the COVID-19 response, as reported […]

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INTEGRATION

“This project will improve malaria prevention strategies for both children, pregnant women and families as a whole as the study is being conducted in families which will raise awareness of malaria prevention. Furthermore, the proposed strategy can reduce the high risk estimated by the WHO that deaths from malaria double as a result of the […]

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From 2003 at the forefront of supporting Sub-Saharan Africa’s response to poverty-related infectious diseases, EDCTP plays a key role also in the African response to Covid-19

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the European Union, which since 2003 has been accelerating the clinical development of new or improved medicines for the identification, treatment and prevention of poverty-related infectious diseases, is also at the forefront of […]

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Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria in Africa

In Africa, pregnant women and young children are the most vulnerable to malaria. However, malaria control interventions and strategies have achivied important results in the last years. COVID-19 has now made these interventions critical, and could undo the results obtained so far, as highlighted by scientists in the Lancet: https://bit.ly/2Tfyxwn. Potentially, COVID-19 could indirectly cause […]

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Response to Covid-19 in Africa

The impact of Covid-19 in Africa is a ticking bomb on which the European Union (EDCTP) intervenes by supporting research projects. In response to this, a consortium of African and European universities and research institutes developed the ITAIL-COVID-19 project, aimed at implementation of novel and integrated laboratory testing approaches as a strategy against the spread […]

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