EDCTP Africa mapping project: current state of health research on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
Date and time Wednesday 2 July 2014, 08:00-09:30
Place Hall I A
In 2012, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) commissioned a study to conduct a landscape analysis of health research and national funding commitments for PRNIDs in sub-Saharan Africa. The overall aim of this exercise was to review the current state of sub-Saharan African health research, the funding landscape and research capacity in the field of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), malaria, neglected infectious diseases (NIDs), and health systems/operational research. The study also aimed to identify how these research activities and capacities relate to the mission of EDCTP.
The study comprised a combination of desk-based research and fieldwork. RAND Europe conducted a literature review on health research and funding for PRNIDs in sub-Saharan Africa. The fieldwork component was conducted by Baird’s CMC through in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in sub-Saharan African governments, research institutions and international organisations using a semi-structured questionnaire and reporting process. The fieldwork was conducted between March and November 2013, with a total of 303 interviews conducted across 46 sub-Saharan African countries. The high level report summarising the findings of this study is available below.
This project has been funded by a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) grant received under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project title is ‘EDCTP-Plus: laying the foundations for the EDCTP2 programme’.
Chairs: Michael Makanga and Gabrielle Breugelmans, EDCTP
08:00-08:10 – Introduction
Gabrielle Breugelmans, EDCTP
08:10-08:55: Presentation of study results and main findings
Joanna Chataway and Catriona Manville, RAND Europe
James Snodgrass, Baird’s CMC
08:55-09:30 – Discussion