Visit of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to South Africa 06/11/2012
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Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, travelled to South Africa in November 2012.
On 6 November, she went into the townships near Cape Town to visit clinic trial sites. In Khayelitsha township, she visited Ekhaya Vac, a tuberculosis vaccine trial which the EU and its Members States help funding through the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). She met with medical workers, administrators and patients, and toured the facilities. In Nyanga township, she visited the Emavundleni Vaccine Centre, from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, where the EU and its Member States help funding HIV vaccine trials. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and the EU delegation were briefed on the progress of the trials and were shown the medical facilities the centre provides for the community.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Wide shot of Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa
||Sign 'Ekhaya Vac' and EU delegation and staff at medical centre
||Renee Goliath, coordinator of the Ekhaya Vac project, takes Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, and Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Member of the EP, through the reception of the centre
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Maria Da Graça Carvalhoo walking into X-ray room
||EU delegation walking to another section of the medical centre, with awaiting patients in the background
||Nompumetelo Montangane, Manager of Ubuntu Clinic, Site B, takes Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and the EU delegation on a tour of the clinic
||SOUNDBITE by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that it was very important for her to go there to have the opportunity to visit two clinical trial sites where they are trying to find treatments for killer diseases like HIV AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and to have an opportunity to talk to the nurses, the doctors, the researchers and scientists, but also to have the opportunity to talk to young people who are reaching out within their own communities to try and encourage other young people to come forward and be tested.
||Exterior view of Emavundleni Vaccine Centre from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
||Dr Linda Gail Bekker, Chief Operating Officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and Researcher at the University of Cape Town (UCT), greets Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Maria Da Graça Carvalho
||Patient checking in at the reception
||Dr Linda-Gail Bekker addressing the EU delegation (3 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn touring the medical facility with Dr Surita Roux, Project leader at the Emavundleni Vaccine Centre