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Full title: Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community participation in a research and development programme aimed at developing new clinical interventions to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis through a long term partnership between Europe and the developing countries, undertaken by a number of Member States and Norway.

Communicable diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, not only cause considerable poverty but are also the consequence of poverty in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Organisational deficiencies and lack of coordination have hampered the effectiveness of individual states' investments in developing health improvement tools in this area. 14 EU Member States and Norway are creating the "European and Developing countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)" as a flagship initiative to accelerate the development of new clinical interventions to fight these diseases. This Decision will provide the legal basis for Community participation in, and support for, the EDCTP initiative.

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Record Number: 1859 / Last updated on: 2002-08-30