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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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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
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE BAMAKO

Participation ended

Mali
EU contribution
€ 71 500,61
Address
Campus Universitaire De Badalabougou
Bamako
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boubcar Traore (Prof.)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 190 312,08
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Byamukama (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 187 600,16
Address
Robert Sobukwe Road
7535 Cape Town
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gail Hughes (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 177 600,14
Address
Nelson Mandela Drive 205 Park West
9300 Bloemfontein
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Glen Taylor (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 251 647,95
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Komen (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 861,71
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Polik (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES DES TECHNIQUES ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE BAMAKO
Mali
EU contribution
€ 118 794,43
Address
Quartier Aci 2000 Rue 405 Porte 359
BP1805 Bamako
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boubcar Traore (Prof.)