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Trials of Excellence in Southern Africa (TESA)


The Trials of Excellence in Southern Africa (TESA) is a regional network established in 2009 under the first programme of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP1), with the objectives to create a framework for collaboration, capacity building, and training among institutions from Southern African countries. Currently, TESA is under the second programme of the EDCTP2, composed by fifteen institutions, eight from Southern African countries and four from European countries that come together to strengthen and enhance the capacities for clinical research.

Start Date 2021-07-01
End Date 2024-06-30
Project Program EDCTP2
Project Code 1051 TESAII EDCTP RegNet2015
Website www.tesanoe.org

Network Coordinator

Country Mozambique
Current Position Consortium Coordinator
Current Institution FM-CISM
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Francisco saute

Project Manager

Country Mozambique
Current Position TESA III Project Coordinator Officerofficer
Current Institution FM-CISM
Contact Info rodrigues.matcheve@manhica.net
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Rodrigues Matcheve


Name Country Institution
Dr. Francisco Saute Mozambique Fundação Manhiça/Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (FM/CISM)
Dr Rosemary Mussonda Botswana Botswana–Harvard HIV Reference Laboratory (BHHRL)
Professor Lynn Zijenah Zimbabwe University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZCHS
Dr Junior Mutsvangwa Zimbabwe Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
Professor Miguel Brito Angola Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Angola (CISA)
Dr Jacob Sheehama Namibia University of Namibia (UNAM)
Professor Keertan Dheda South Africa University of Cape Town Lung Institute (UCTLI)
Dr Duncan Chanda Zambia University Teaching Hospital / Institute for Medical Research and Training (UTHZ)
Ms Siza Mphele South Africa LT Clinical Research (LTCR)
Prof Dr DEMOTES-MAINARD Jacques France European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN-ERIC)
Dr Alberto García-Basteiro Spain ISGlobal - Barcelona Institute for Global Health
Dr Frank Cobelens Netherlands Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
Makhosazani Dlamini Swaziland Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation - Swaziland


Organisation Country Source of Funding
The EDCTP Association Netherlands
Manhica Health research Centre, Mozambique Mozambique

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