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European network for global cooperation in the field of AIDS & TB

Objective

Background Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are on the rise worldwide, representing a global public health problem with considerable mutual interaction: TB is the leading cause of mortality for people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV is the most potent force driving the TB epidemic in countries with a high prevalence of HIV . Especially in rural areas of Africa, Latin America, India and Russia both diseases form a deadly combination affecting large populations: In 2006, 39.5 million people suffered from HIV , and 2 billion people were infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of TB . Approximately 11 million people are “co-infected” with both diseases. Up to now, there is a massive failure to respond to the dual epidemic in an integrated way , and despite an increasing awareness worldwide, greater commitment and increased funding, current prevention and treatment efforts as well as coordinated research initiatives need to be strengthened to address the challenge of TB-HIV coinfection . TB and HIV programmes worldwide still work largely in isolation from each other and are focussing on national levels, although the urgent need to combat HIV and TB is recognized internationally. Additionally, scientists still primarily work with colleagues from the same field of research instead of collaborating with partners in complementary fields. Objective The objective of the support action is to provide an overview of the state of the art in HIV and TB research and disease management in the different partner countries, to identify global research priorities and to boost international cooperation between leading HIV and TB experts from Europe and those countries mainly affected by the two diseases - Russia, Latin America, South Africa and India.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/pneumology/tuberculosis

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 80 143
Administrative Contact
Claudia Giehl (Ms.)

Participants (13)

PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 774
Address
Nationalestraat 155
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeff Van Lint
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERO-UNIVERSITARIA CAREGGI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Via Delle Oblate 1
50139 Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Tortoli (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 38 520
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
EUROPEAN AIDS TREATMENT GROUP EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 200
Address
Mettmanner Strasse 24-26
40233 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Fiona Mclean (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 41 195
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann
CENTRAL TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Yauzskay Alley 2
107564 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Svetlana Erofeeva
THE D.I. IVANOVSKY INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY OF THE MINISTRY OF THE HEALTHOF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Russia
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Gamaleya Ul 16
123098 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dmitry Konstantinovich Lvov (Prof.)
SETH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
India
EU contribution
€ 28 355
Address
Gulmohar Park C-34
110049 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pradeep Seth (Prof.)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 51 360
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Wessel Groenewald (Mr.)
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 39 858
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Alejandra Alvarez (Dr.)
FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Avenida Brasil 4365
21040 900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paulo Buss
EURICE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 779
Address
Heinrich-hertz-allee 1
66386 St Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Giehl (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 12 840
Address
Calle 67 53-108
1226 Medellin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis García (Prof.)