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Emergency funding of COVID-19 research among EDCTP 2020 calls for proposals

Innovative approaches to enhance poverty-related diseases research

The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund a number of small- to medium-scale clinical trials and/or clinical research studies that can deliver proof-of-concept or validation of smart, highly innovative technologies or concepts to prevent, treat or diagnose PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa. The call is strictly aimed at supporting novel innovations, and therefore excludes concepts and technologies that have previously been commercialised, rolled out, tested in large trials, or are already in routine use in healthcare settings. The proposed technologies must have the potential to:

  • Provide pilot data to advance the testing of new technologies in future large-scale studies
  • Generate results to inform the design of larger-scale studies
  • Accelerate the development of new, low-cost, easy-to-implement solutions to address barriers to progress
  • Strengthen research capacity of institutions to introduce and implement new technologies
  • Increase collaboration with (development) partners, including increasing leverage of funding
  • Contribute to creating solutions for improved development or delivery of medical interventions for vulnerable populations in low resource settings.

For more information and application details, see: https://www.edctp.org/call/innovative-approaches-to-enhance-poverty-related-diseases-research/

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