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Combatting deadly diseases, EU funded projects on poverty-related diseases HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria



The global emergency caused by HIV / AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis requires new approaches to confront these three major poverty-related diseases. In response to this emergency, the European Commission provides a broad comprehensive approach in a wide range of policy areas, including trade, development and research. For research, the overall strategy is to develop new drugs, vaccines and other effective interventions through two mechanisms: (i) support of research projects of promising new candidates through pre-clinical and early human testing and (ii) establishment of a programme to support phases Il and III clinical trials in Africa through the EDCTP (European & Developing Clinical Trials Partnership). The sixth Framework Programme - FP6 (2002-2006) allocates a total of EUR 400 million to HIV / AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis with around 200 million for each of the interlinked components.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21732 EN (2005), 129pp.and CD-ROM, Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-21732-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8118-8
Record Number: 200618517 / Last updated on: 2006-02-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en