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Poverty related Diseases College(International Programme on BioMedicine and Development)

Objective

To bridge the gap between the biological sciences, health and development in Africa, a consortium is created and named the PRD College, which proposes to reorganise and educate young African and European scientists to perform research, on poverty related and neglected diseases (PR&ND) that is relevant to development. These diseases are common ground for both the African nations who wish to develop and the European Union who wishes to contribute to and collaborate with Africa for development. Experiences with members of this consortium on the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) that was begun by the TDR of World Health Organisation and subsequently the Gates Malaria Partnership of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and recently with the EU funded Network of Excellence (BioMALPAR) post-doctoral programmes, confirmed that scientific capacity building in Africa is beneficial for both disease control as well as for national development, but that the scientific sector in Africa cannot yet stand on its own feet and needs to be enhanced and directed towards development in order to be sustainable. The PRD College will stimulate an early collaboration and enable young scientists to place science within the context of development in Africa. Certain capacity areas will be given focus through elective and mandatory courses followed by an internship in development at an African institution and a science exchange program. Divided into a 6 work packages and 4 committees, training capacity will be strengthened at 3 PRD Centres in Uganda, South Africa and Cameroon and involve MDs, advanced PhD Students or Post-Docs participants from Africa (12) and Europe (12). The PRD College will transform every trainee scientist to a level where participants can become trainers in their own country, using the oil-stain effect principle to spread knowledge and this new approach.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I
Address
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Yaounde
Cameroon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 937 534
Administrative Contact
Wilfred Fon Mbacham (Prof.)

Participants (9)

KUSS KATHARINA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 208
Address
Schulzendorfer Str. 21
13347 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katharina Kuss (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 67 624
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marita Troye-Blomberg (Prof.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 040
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter J De Vries (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 47 347
Address
Padriciano 99
34012 Basovizza, Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Decio Ripandelli (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 51 841
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luigi Zecca (Dr.)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 38 413
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fred Kironde (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 887
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Birgit Gieding (Ms.)
TROPICAL DISEASES RESEARCH CENTRE
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 38 841
Address
Broadway Road Ndola Central
71769 Ndola
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Modest Mulenga (Dr.)
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 33 277
Address
Po Box 9083
Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leonard Maboko (Dr.)