Last Updated

07 Oct 2021

Tenth EDCTP Forum: Equity in Research for Health

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) warmly welcome you to this Tenth EDCTP Forum to be held virtually and via a link to Maputo in our host country Mozambique from 17-21 October 2021. Registration for the virtual Forum is open and free.

This Tenth Forum, our first virtual Forum, is an opportunity for participants working in global health research around the world, to join with us in diverse Forum activities anchored in a compelling scientific programme. Although the online format precludes face-to-face in-person contact for most participants, it offers opportunities for active participation by everyone who is unable to travel to Maputo during the pandemic.

The Forum theme - Equity in research for health – is at the core of the EDCTP mission. The second EDCTP programme, EDCTP2, has seen increasing participation from across Africa and Europe in our projects. Nevertheless, gender and geographical disparities remain. We welcome your engagement and your input in discussions at the Forum about successes and challenges in achieving equity in research, and how best to ensure that research processes and outputs address health inequities.

The Forum objectives reflect the need for global research partner cooperation in preparedness and response to disease outbreaks, in public health emergencies, and in strengthening health systems. Awareness of this need has never been greater than it is now. 

On Monday 18 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) and EDCTP are co-hosting the virtual plenary session ‘A new era for malaria control: the role of malaria vaccines’. During this session, WHO and partners will share two years of data from the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) and explore next steps for the use of the RTS,S vaccine as part of the broader malaria control toolkit in addition to providing updates on the leading vaccine candidates currently in the pipeline and on new initiatives to evaluate and produce vaccines in Africa.

Important dates:

  1. Abstract deadline - June 10, 2021
  2. Registration is open and free

Read more here.