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Multi-disciplinary University Traditional Health Initiative (MUTHI):
Building Sustainable Research Capacity on Plants for Better Public Health in Africa

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266005

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 183 715,95

  • EU contribution

    € 1 991 983

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

Objective

It is recognised that research must be a basis for better health throughout Africa (e.g. Global Ministerium Forum on Research for Health, Bamako 2008, Beijing declaration 2008). As a consequence It is a priority to build research capacities in the African continent that will set good standards for development of improved health security and systems in the future. In several African countries western medicine is not widely available, and WHO has recognised the role of traditional medicine and its practitioners in primary health care. The overall objective of this project is to create sustainable research capacity and research networks between the participants in Africa ( Mali, South Africa and Uganda) collaborating neighbouring institutions, and the European project participants to obtain improved health in Africa. In order to reach this goal we will identify needs and develop and deliver research training programmes. The research institutions from Africa taking part in this project will have implemented research methodologies so that they are able to improve traditional medicines, identify bio-active compounds, and clinically evaluate and register medicinal products that are used for treatment of illnesses that are frequent in African countries.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Address

Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 420 964,92

Administrative Contact

Rigmor Bjoerkli (Prof.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 293 701

UNIVERSITE DE BAMAKO

Mali

EU Contribution

€ 71 500,61

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 190 312,08

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 187 600,16

UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 177 600,14

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 251 647,95

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 279 861,71

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES DES TECHNIQUES ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE BAMAKO

Mali

EU Contribution

€ 118 794,43

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266005

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 183 715,95

  • EU contribution

    € 1 991 983

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway