Confronting the major communicable diseases linked to poverty
The strategic objective of this line is to confront
the global emergency caused by the three major communicable diseases
- HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis - through the development of
effective disease interventions, particularly for use in developing
countries. It is envisaged that developing countries will be significant
partners in the implementation of this line and, as appropriate,
participate directly in specific activities within it, in particular
through the clinical trials programme.
Operationally, the programme to combat Poverty-related Diseases
has two arms.
1) Support for projects selected through standard call procedures, using either the two new instruments (networks of excellence and integrated projects) to promote a better integration of research efforts across Europe, or smaller instruments (STREP, CA, SSA) to strengthen innovation and coordination in this field.
to develop vaccines, drugs and microbicides for HIV/AIDS,
malaria and tuberculosis through basic science up to pre-clinical
and early human testing (phase I clinical trials)
Work programme with specific research topics for currently open call
Please note that this area is opened for the fourth call (deadline 9 November 2005).
For more information:
2) Support to the
"European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership" (EDCTP) Programme
to develop new clinical interventions against HIV/AIDS,
malaria and TB through a long-term partnership between Europe
and developing countries. One of the main goals is to support
phase II and phase III clinical trials of promising products
in, with, and for, developing countries."
The EDCTP has its separate legal entity established in The Hague,
The Netherlands, with its own operational procedures, including
calls for proposals and appropriate selection and evaluation procedures.
Call for proposals and information can be found on the EDCTP Secretariat
(The Hague) website:
Impact evaluation of the Control of Infectious Diseases Key
Action in the Fifth Framework Programme of Research
- Study report (Download in
Control of Infectious Diseases - Catalogue of Research Projects in the Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002)
, download from CORDIS
Quality of Life Publications
Commission contacts and information for
HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis