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* European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Programme (EDCTP)

The EDCTP is a partnership between European and Developing Countries to enable clinical trials for drugs and vaccines against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The need for global actions to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis is a priority for poverty reduction in developing countries, as recognised by the United Nations, the G8 and the African Union.

Addressing this priority, the European Commission has launched its Programme for Action: Accelerated action on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (COM (2001)96: en, fr ). in the context of poverty reduction which was adopted by the European Council on 15 May 2001.

The proposition of the European Commission was adopted on 16 June 2003 by the Council and the European Parliament (en, fr 200kB).

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Economic impact






On-going research funded by the EC

The Sixth Framework
Programme (2002-2006)

Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health

co-operation activities

The Fifth Framework
Programme (1998-2002)

Book of abstracts (PDF 589 kB)


Quality of Life programme


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