EACCR2 Mid-Term Review Week

EDCTP commissioned an independent evaluation to assess EDCTP Regional Networks’ (NoEs) performance and impact. The EACCR2 is one of the four NoEs, and was evaluated between the 14th and 16th August 2019. The objective of the Mid-term review was to assess the status of the project performance so far, including progress towards agreed deliverables, project management and the likelihood of successful completion.

Posted on August 17, 2019

A 10-day practical course: Strengthening Laboratory capacity for diagnosis of neglected Tropical Diseases

The Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri (PHL-IdC) (http://www.phlidc.org), in Pemba, Zanzibar,United Republic of Tanzania, has been a WHO Collaborating Centre for neglected tropical diseases(NTDs) since 2005. It operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Health, Zanzibar.PHL-IdC’s activities include assisting relevant health programmes to implement disease controlstrategies, undertaking operational research and strengthening capacities of health staff. It alsoprovides the local population with routine services for selected laboratory tests.

Posted on May 6, 2019

Apply for Master in Vaccinology International Training Opportunity

The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is offering training opportunities to promising East African Scientist interested in building career in clinical trial capacities in the area of vaccinology. 

Posted on March 2, 2019

Exit-TB Data management workshop

EXIT-TB project held a two-day workshop (December 17-18) on data management at the Panama Garden Hotel, Moshi, Tanzania. The training involved participants from the participating institutions; NIMR-Muhimbili and KCRI Tanzania, IDI and MLI Uganda, AAU Ethiopia, IEND Sudan, and KEMRI Kenya. 

Posted on January 2, 2019

Africa CDC and Virology Education presents the 2nd International Conference on (Re) Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID)

The International Conference on (re) Emerging Diseases (ICREID), taking place from 13 - 15 March 2019 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, serves as the catalyst to safeguard global health security, improve patient outcomes and improve, respond and prevent acute public health threats.

Posted on November 16, 2018

The 9th EDCTP forum Lisbon Portugal

Every Two years EDCTP organizes a forum for EDCTP funded grants and awardees. The aim is to assess progress with project activities, share best practices and challenges experienced in project implementation. The Forum is rotational in both European and African countries. The 8th EDCTP Forum took place in Zambia – Africa and the just concluded 9th EDCTP forum took place in Lisbon- Portugal on the 17th to 21st September.

Posted on October 2, 2018

Immunology in the Tropics 2018

Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Centre of Excellence Is pleased to announce their upcoming Short Course in Immunology in the Tropics 2018 An intensive two week modular course designed to cover all aspects of tuberculosis disease, from bedside to bench. The first week will offer up-to-date lectures, discussion of research papers and cutting edge research talks by international experts and the second week will offer cutting edge Practical Immunology classes.

Posted on September 14, 2018

Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics short course a success

The Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics short course funded by EDCTP through the HIV node of EACCR 2 was held at UVRI Entebbe Uganda, from 20th August to 24th August 2018. The  5-day long course was targeted at young researchers, Medical doctors, laboratory technologists, Masters’ and PhD students who needed the skills in basic epidemiology and biostatistics. There were 24 participants from different EACCR2 member partner countries that is Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya Tanzania and Uganda.  

Posted on September 6, 2018

Short Course on Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Uganda Virus Research Institute through East African Consortium for Clinical Research-HIV node (EACCR2-HIV node) is inviting applications for a short course training on Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics that will be held from 20th to 24th August 2018 at Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda. 

Posted on July 12, 2018

TB-EXIT Meeting

The TB-EXIT meeting took place in Arusha Tanzania Impala Hotel on the 4th of July 2018, TB-Exit is borne of EACCR2 are proud that the Network has given birth to another Network.

Posted on July 5, 2018

Calling for interests support to management and operations of PHEO centres in response to Ebola outbreak in the DRC

On 8 May, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of two lab-confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease(EVD). From 4 April to 17 May 2018, 45 EVD cases have been reported, including in three health care workers, and 25 deaths have been reported. Of these 45 cases, 14 have been confirmed. Most of these cases have been in the remote Bikoro health zone, although one confirmed case is in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million, which has implications for its spread. Nine neighbouring countries, including Congo-Brazzaville and Central African Republic, have been advised that they are at high risk of spread and have been supported with equipment and personnel.

Posted on May 24, 2018

Short Course On NID Molecular Diagnostics

The Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) and The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR-Muhimbili), through East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR2-NID node) is inviting applications for a short course training on Molecular Diagnostics that will be held from 2th to 6thJuly 2018 at KCRI Biotechnology Laboratory, Moshi, Tanzania.

Posted on May 22, 2018

International Master In Vaccinology Training Opportunity

The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is offering training opportunities to promising East African Scientist interested in building career in clinical trial capacities in the area of vaccinology. 

Posted on May 4, 2018

Eastern Africa Consortium for Clinical Research-2 (EACCR2) to be Lauched at UVRI

The launch for the Eastern Africa Consortium for Clinical Research-2 (EACCR2) project is scheduled for 24th & 25th January 2018 at Uganda Virus Research Institute main campus. EACCR2, a follow-on project of the EACCR1, is a 3-year capacity building Network comprising of 23 institutions from 6 countries in East Africa and 8 northern partner institutions from 5 northern countries that is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). 

Posted on January 22, 2018