Strategic actions to maximise the impact of research on reducing disease burden, in collaboration with development cooperation initiatives

Basic Information

Failure to translate research findings into policy and practice prevents research from achieving maximum public health benefit. Despite substantial investment by public and private partners in the development of new prophylactics, diagnostics and treatments of poverty-related diseases (PRDs), these interventions may not reach their target populations or be used to their full potential. This is particularly the case in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa, where health systems are either weak or not adequately prepared for the delivery and uptake of new or improved products and interventions and the monitoring of their effectiveness, safety and adherence. Therefore, concerted efforts by multiple stakeholders are needed to maximise the uptake of new or improved products and interventions in order to ensure that these innovations achieve their full potential in real-life clinical and community settings.

Network EDCTP2
Aim of the joint call The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions which are part of a large-scale programme of development cooperation actions. Projects should focus on research to maximise the uptake of products and health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. This may include actions to: enhance the uptake of research findings or products and interventions; provide evidence to translate findings into policy guidelines and clinical practice; improve implementation, delivery and roll-out of interventions to increase population coverage, acceptability and adherence; improve the monitoring of product safety post-marketing and surveillance; pragmatic clinical trials evaluating interventions under real-world clinical care settings.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 10/04/2020
Deadline Full-Proposal 13/08/2020 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
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

No participating organisations found.