European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP): Lessons learnt and perspectives

22-10-2012

Since its establishment in 2003, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has aimed to scale up the fight against poverty-related diseases – malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis – in sub-Saharan Africa. Its main focus is on clinical trials of new medicines. The first phase 2003-2015 is coming to an end with stakeholders overall evaluating it as successful. A proposal for a second phase, EDCTP II, is due to be submitted to the EP and Council in coming months.

Since its establishment in 2003, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has aimed to scale up the fight against poverty-related diseases – malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis – in sub-Saharan Africa. Its main focus is on clinical trials of new medicines. The first phase 2003-2015 is coming to an end with stakeholders overall evaluating it as successful. A proposal for a second phase, EDCTP II, is due to be submitted to the EP and Council in coming months.