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BUILDING LINKS BETWEEN EUROPE AND AFRICA IN PERSONALISED MEDICINE

Project description

Bringing EU and African health organisations closer together

Personalised medicine is a cross-cutting field that can only succeed if expertise and data from very different disciplines and sectors are brought together. This is the work of the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed). The EU-funded EU-Africa PerMed project will work to integrate African countries into ICPerMed activities as a means to contribute to the implementation of personalised medicine in the global context, fostering joint projects and programmes between Europe and Africa and strengthening bilateral EU-African Union science, technology and innovation in health. Specifically, the project will identify, contact and engage with relevant health-related organisations in Africa. It will also identify areas of mutual interest and seek out synergies.

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD

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Coordinator

SOCIEDAD PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA S.L. - INNOVATEC
Net EU contribution
€ 640 475,00
Address
Ronda de valdecarrizo 41b
28760 Tres cantos
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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