Mobilisation of funding for COVID-19 research in sub-Saharan Africa

Basic Information

On 30 January 2020, following the recommendations of the Emergency Committee, the WHO Director-General declared that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) (2). On 11 March 2020, the WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic (3), following alarming levels of infection spread and disease severity. In the light of rising numbers of cases being reported from affected countries, including several sub-Saharan African countries, the EDCTP Association has agreed to activate the emergency funding mechanism to support Research & Innovation Actions (RIAs) as part of the European response to the COVID-19 emergency.

Network EDCTP2
Aim of the joint call EDCTP invites expressions of interest proposals for RIAs to support research activities in sub-Saharan Africa to manage and/or prevent the spread of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Proposals must demonstrate the following: > Addressing urgent research questions in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak, in line with the research priorities of the Global Research Roadmap (4) and the WHO R&D Blueprint for rapid activation of R&D activities during epidemics. > Strengthening of national and local research capacity. > Coordination and collaboration with other research and/or humanitarian activities operational in the countries affected, following principles of good participatory practice for emerging and re-emerging pathogens (5). > Compliance with International Council on Harmonisation – Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP), regulatory and ethical standards. > Commitment to open access and data sharing principles.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 03/04/2020
Deadline Full-Proposal 17/04/2020 Submitted proposal: n/a
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: n/a
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research n/a
Target groups n/a
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