The objective of the Forum is to bring together scientists from Europe and Africa to jointly develop strategies towards identifying and assessing the most promising new drugs, vaccines and other interventions that will help reduce to the burden of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.
The first EDCTP Forum is hosted by the Instituto Superiore di Sanit on behalf of the EDCTP.
DATE: 29 September 2004
TIME: 12:30 - 13:00
VENUE: Istituto Superiore Di Sanita (ISS), Viale Regina Elena 299 - 00161 ROMA
For more information contact:
Sandor Vrij, Communications Officer, EDCTP
Mirella Taranto, Chief Press Officer, ISS
About the EDCTP
The EDCTP is a long-term partnership of Europe and Developing Countries to accelerate the clinical development of better and more adapted therapeutics and prophylactics for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and to build or strengthen research capacity in countries in which these diseases are health priorities. The EDCTP builds upon existing programmes and efforts, especially those of its stakeholders, and brokers partnerships and resources with the public, private not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. 14 EU Member States plus Norway established the EDCTP in 2003 linked in with the developing countries as a genuine and sustained partnership.
About the ISS
Contact: Sandor Vry
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research