Healthcare & Public Health Research

R-Evolution Worldwide in Africa for United Nations Sustainable Development Goal n. 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.

R-Evolution aims to contribute to African public health advances through strategic research activities. The vision is to increase the involvement of the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries in ethically and scientifically sound biomedical research and clinical trials addressing specifically SSA public health challenges.

R-Evolution Worldwide supports also research projects:

– to develop new interventional treatments, medicines, vaccines, diagnostics

– to improve the access to existing healthcare tools

– to strengthening research ethics and regulatory capacities.


Currently, R-Evolution Worldwide is involved in the following projects consortia, all scientifically coordinated by African researchers:

Acronym (click on it to access the website) Project title Status Sub-Sharan African countries involved
LiberHetica Increasing the ethics capacity of oversight for clinical trials in Liberia by establishing European-African collaborations that facilitates implementation of efficient processes, harmonized procedures, standardized guidelines and educative training programs (grant n. CSA2018ERC-2327 EDCTP). Completed Liberia
Africlinique A European-African network for strengthening the regulatory capacity for clinical research and pharmacovigilance in Central Africa: implementation of harmonized procedures, efficient guidelines and training programs (gent n. CSA2018ERC-2319 EDCTP) Completed Republic of Congo, Cameroon, (Gabon)
AfriEthique A European-African network for strengthening the Ethics capacity for clinical research review in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Central Africa, Chad, and the Republic of Congo (grant n. CSA2019ERC-2675 EDCTP). Ongoing Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Central Africa, Chad, Republic of Congo, (Gabon)

Integrated Testing Approaches and Intensive Laboratory training as strategy against COVID-19 spread in Congo-Brazzaville (grant n. RIA2020EF-2947 ) Completed Republic of Congo
SEARCH Increasing the regulatory capacities for review of clinical trials in Southern Africa by establishing European-African collaborations facilitating the implementation of efficient procedures (SEARCH  SouthErn Africa Regulatory for Clinical researcH) (grant n. CSA2019ERC-2688 EDCTP) Ongoing Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini
INTEGRATION INcreasing the upTakE of IPTp-SP throuGh Seasonal MalaRiA ChemoprevenTION channel delivery (RIA2020S-3302) Ongoing Mali, Burkina Faso
NeuroSolve Implementation of superior treatment regimen and improved patient pathway for neurocysticercosis in SubSaharan Africa (HORIZON-JU-RIA 101103306) Ongoing Tanzania, Zambia
SEARCH II Strengthening Regulatory Capacities for Clinical Trials Oversight in Southern Africa: South-South and SouthNorth Collaboration Initiative for Regulatory Bodies (HORIZON-JU-CSA 101103195). Ongoing Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, eSwatini, Zambia and Namibia
Matumaini Implementation of a novel Tuberculosis Prevention Therapy (TPT) regimen for pregnant women and young children in sub-Saharan Africa Submitted for funding Tanzania, Gabon
The STRETCH Project Evaluating the effectiveness of clinical interventions to prevent and better manage mother-to-child
transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
Submitted for funding Cameroon, Tanzania


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