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Call for Abstracts: 10th EDCTP Forum - 'Equity in research for health', Mozambique, 17 – 20 October 2021

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The 10th EDCTP Forum will be held as a virtual meeting hosted from the Joaquin Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo from 17 – 20 October 2021.
The Forum theme – Equity in research for health – is at the core of the EDCTP mission. The second EDCTP programme, EDCTP2, has seen increasing participation from across Africa and Europe in our projects. Nevertheless, gender and geographical disparities remain. We welcome your engagement and your input in discussions at the Forum about successes and challenges in achieving equity in research, and how best to ensure that research processes and outputs address health inequities.

The Forum objectives reflect the need for global research cooperation in preparedness and response to disease outbreaks, in public health emergencies, and in strengthening health systems. Awareness of this need has never been greater than it is now.

The hybrid format of the Forum (virtual and live from Maputo) presents a platform to take stock of the activities and achievements of currently operational Europe-Africa research and capacity building partnerships, including their contribution to strengthening the clinical research environment in African countries and progress towards sustainable development goals.

EDCTP is proud of its record in supporting the career development of African scientists, with more than 240 postgraduate students and 196 fellows supported under EDCTP2, many of whom will attend the Forum and contribute to its programme. We welcome participation from all stakeholders working in the remit of EDCTP2.

The call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations) is now open - Deadline: 12 June 2021. Visit

Our host partners, the Ministry of Health of Mozambique, through the National Institute of Health and the Manhiça Health Research Centre promise an exciting and interactive meeting experience. We look forward to your participation.

EDCTP celebrates World Malaria Day!

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

On World Malaria Day 2021, EDCTP joins all partners in the ‘Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria’ campaign towards the goal of malaria elimination. Towards malaria research & development, EDCTP has invested more than €150 million to support a portfolio of 64 research projects conducted by African-European consortia and research fellows in Africa.

These projects support the development of innovative products – diagnostics, drugs and vaccines – needed to manage, control and eliminate malaria. EDCTP funding progressed the development of the R21 vaccine that recently demonstrated greater than 75% protection in a recent phase II trial. The EDCTP malaria portfolio also includes studies on implementation of interventions and activities to strengthen health systems, essential to ensure successful roll-out of new and existing products, and to contribute to the malaria eradication agenda.

“We must not waver in our efforts to control and steadily move towards malaria eradication, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges. The recent exciting results from the clinical development of the R21 malaria vaccine in Burkina Faso bring us a step closer to a highly effective malaria vaccine. We remain committed to support the development of new and improved products for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment, as well as product-focused implementation research to ensure that these products reach the populations that need them most.”
Dr Michael Makanga, EDCTP Executive Director

For more about EDCTP funded malaria projects visit

Free Webinars: The Global Health Network Conference 2022

Wed, Jun 15, 2022

Epidemic Ethics – Indigenous communities, ‘vulnerability’, and the COVID-19 pandemic 

20 June 2022 | 13:00 (BST), 12:00 (GMT) 

Indigenous populations experience both social and economic marginalization, and as a result are at disproportionate risk during public health emergencies. This webinar will explore ethical challenges experienced by Indigenous populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, how 'vulnerabilities' are portrayed and experienced in this context, and the role that traditional knowledge and practices have played as a source of resiliency. 

Register for Indigenous communities, ‘vulnerability’, and the COVID-19 pandemic 

Global Research Nurses – Introduction to Research for Nurses and Midwives 

23 June 2022 | 12:00 (BST), 11:00 (GMT) 

Global Research Nurses mission is to empower nurses and midwives to get involved in research, no matter where they work or the role they undertake. This webinar will inspire you to get started in research. We will explore how to choose the research methodology most suitable for your research topic and our panel will walk us through their journeys into research, sharing those tips that they wish to have known when they started. 

This session aims to inspire nurses and midwives to get involved in research and find a path to get started in research. 


Jennifer Maclellan, University of Oxford, UK 

Mary Ani-Amponsah, College of Health Sciences, Ghana 

Lydia Boampong Owusu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana 

Faith Nawagi, Makerere University, Uganda 

Joby George, Medanta the Medicity, India 

Register for Introduction to Research for nurses and midwives 

COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Implementation Workshop, 29 to 30 June 2021

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

The program will focus on the discussion of protective immunity, vaccine effectivity, the impact of vaccine variants, and the global rollout of vaccination campaigns, all based on the latest scientific data. We hope to promote understanding and stimulate further discussion and research among virologists, infection diseases specialists, the community, and policymakers. This will be done in the truly global context of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering regional differences in access to medications, health system capacity, and public measures.

Registration for the workshop is now open. Make sure to sign up before 28 April to benefit from the Early Fee.
Scholarships and registration waivers are available for young professionals and/or academia from resource-limited settings.

Visit our website for more information on registration fees -