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BUILDING LINKS BETWEEN EUROPE AND AFRICA IN PERSONALISED MEDICINE

Objective

The EU-Africa PerMed project has the final objective of integrating African countries into ICPerMed activities as a means to contribute to the implementation of Personalised Medicine (PM) in the the global context, fostering joint PM projects and programmes between Europe and Africa, and strengthening bilateral EU-AU science, technology and innovation (STI) in health. On the long run, incorporating African countries in the global PM research agenda can contribute to shorten existing health disparities between developed and developing countries, as well as facilitating access of African countries to new tools and technologies that have the potential make health care more efficient and equitable.
The specific objectives set for the project are 1)To identify, contact and engage with relevant health-related organizations in Africa to interact and work with throughout the project; 2)To explore and analyse with relevant stakeholder, the potential for and advantages of collaboration in PM between Africa and Europe, identifying areas of mutual interest; 3)To foster and facilitate the integration of health research funding and policy organisations from AU countries in the ICPerMed consortium and participate in the ERA PerMed funding scheme; 4) To seek synergies and align with activities of ongoing EU-Africa research programmes and other by-regional policy actions (such as EDCTP); 4)To carry out capacity building and training activities addressing relevant PM issues for Africa and 5)To contribute to raising awareness of PM and the benefits of a closer inter and intra-regional collaboration, in order to advance in the implementation of PM.
As COVID19 is showing, addressing global health challenges is only possible by building and strengthening international scientific cooperation. EU-Africa PerMed will work towards fostering a stronger global collaboration in PM, and by this, better addressing global health challenges such as infectious diseases and future pandemics.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology/pandemics

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SOCIEDAD PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA S.L. - INNOVATEC
Address
Ronda De Valdecarrizo 41B
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 854 525

Participants (10)

MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 600
Address
Via Giorgio Ribotta 5
00144 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ECRIN EUROPEAN CLINICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK
France
EU contribution
€ 59 725
Address
5 Rue Watt
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 102 225
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 950
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 77 225
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 79 100
Address
Tahrir Street 2
12611 Giza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 105 575
Address
Francie Van Zijl Drive - Parowvalley
7505 Tygerberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
AFRICAN POPULATION & HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE KENYA
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 93 162,50
Address
Shelter Afrique Centre Longonot Road Upper Hill
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA HEALTH COMMUNITY
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 133 475
Address
Plot 157 Njiro Road
Arusha
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 93 075
Address
Off Waiyaki Way Upper Kabete
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)