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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Seminar, 6-7 November 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is a European programme which supports researchers' career development, through international and inter-sectorial mobility, as well as innovative training both at PhD and postdoc level. It also funds doctoral programmes. EDCTP was invited to take part in a seminar with 150 participants held 6-7 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Shingai Machingaidze (EDCTP Project Officer) participated in a panel discussion titled 'Bridging MSCA with existing networks and on-going initiatives'. EDCTP was also represented by 8 EDCTP Fellows as well as 4 junior researchers from the EDCTP Regional Networks of Excellence.

BCA-WA ETHICS project & AVAREF training on clinical trial protocol evaluation

Wed, Mar 16, 2022

"Formation virtuelle sur les outils AVAREF pour l'Ă©valuation des protocoles de recherche clinique" (French only)   

5, 6 & 8 April 2022 | 10:00 - 13:00 GMT

Virtual Workshop: Approaches to Combat COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Workshop

Mon, Sep 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect worldwide and presents unique challenges to healthcare providers, particularly those working in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
Often, in LMICs, disease burden is more significant, outcomes are poorer, and demographic characteristics necessitate region-specific approaches to healthcare organization.
Following severe COVID-19 outbreaks, healthcare systems become overwhelmed and struggle to provide essential levels of care to patients.
To respond effectively to COVID-19 in LMICs, we need to develop new contextualized and locally relevant approaches.

The appropriate diagnosis and clinical management of patients are of utmost importance, and inappropriate treatments should be avoided. Global inequities in vaccine distribution have the potential to worsen the pandemic in LMICs. In many countries, there is no established platform for vaccinating an entire adult population.
Delivering vaccines to essential and front-line workers is achievable, but how do we address accessing vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations?
How can these regional differences in access to medications, health care infrastructure, and public health measures be addressed to combat COVID-19 in LMICs?
To address these challenges and provide a platform for exchanging knowledge, we are pleased to announce our new program, Approaches to Combat COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
This exciting workshop will focus on the specific regional challenges for LMICs in the clinical management of COVID-19. Topics of discussion will include how to handle surges, public health, prevention strategies, and focus on vaccines rollout.

Join us virtually on 23 November!
Registration fees are waived for healthcare professionals. For more information on the program and to register for the virtual workshop, please visit our website -

COVID-19 Online Educational Program | One Day to Go

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Only one day to go until the first livestream of the COVID-19 Online Educational Program. Register for free today and do not miss your chance to hear from the experts at the frontline of this pandemic.
If you have already registered, details on how to join the livestream will be sent to you approximately 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

Tuesday, 7 April
20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT*

Wednesday, 8 April
20:00 EDT / 17:00 PDT*

*Instructions on how to connect will be shared with registrants approx. 24 hours prior to the live stream.

The duration of each livestream will be 90 minutes.

Registration is free for all participants: