Charles Mgone is the Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).
Prof. Mgone is a paediatrician by training and holds a PhD in Medical and Molecular Genetics. He has worked in Africa, Europe and the Pacific where he has served as advisor at international and national levels. He has considerable experience in research, health research ethics, research administration, capacity development and training, particularly in sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other tropical diseases.
Before joining EDCTP, Prof. Mgone was the Network Director of the African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET) responsible for coordinating capacity development and networking in accelerating the development and assessment of malaria vaccines and other interventions.
Prior to that he was a Research Fellow at the Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, the Deputy Director of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research and adjunct professor of Health Research of University of Papua New Guinea, and professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.