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HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis are causing a global health crisis unprecedented in the recent history of mankind. Research should provide a significant input to combat these three infectious diseases.
The European Commission has made substantial investment in a broad range of research activities related to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Under the Fifth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, in the period from 1998 to 2002, over 109 million Euro has been committed to research on these three diseases. A total of 77 projects are being supported, 32 of these on HIV/AIDS (with a budget of around 49 M�), 24 on malaria (29 M�) and 21 on tuberculosis (30 M�). Vaccine research accounts for 56% of the total budget, 31% for drug discovery and research and 13% for research on health policy and health systems. A detailed description of the budget allocated to these research areas for the three diseases is reported in figures 1 and 2.
These research projects have been designed and will be implemented in partnership between about 500 research institutions from 14 European Union Member States, 6 Associated Countries, 21 countries in Africa, 11 countries in Latin America, 7 in Asia, and the USA.
The present booklet is a compendium of all research activities on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis under the Fifth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. It summarises the main features and it allows the research community, industries or other interest groups to have access to key information on each project.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Brussels, European Commission, DG Research, 2002. 196 pp, free of charge
Availability: Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
Record Number: 200518026 / Last updated on: 2005-03-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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