EACCR: (www.eaccr.org )
The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) is a capacity building Network comprising of 23 institutions from 6 countries in East Africa and 8 northern partner institutions from 5 northern countries and is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The network was established in 2009 with EACCR1 and had their award renewed in December 2016 as EACCR2. The EACCR2 consortium has its secretariat at the Ministry of Health-Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Activities of the EACCR2 are implemented in 23 institutions from 6 Eastern Africa countries that include: - Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan and Ethiopia in collaboration with 6 Northern partners
“We envisage EACCR becoming a key regional platform for dissemination of research findings, higher-level advocacy and research excellence,” said the EACCR representative, adding that a crucial aspect of the consortium will be “the emergence of a critical mass of skilled scientists in the region.”
PANDORA-ID net: (www.pandora-id.net)
The PANDORA consortium aims to develop and strengthen effective outbreak response capacities across all geographical regions in sub-Saharan Africa, in partnership with national governments and other international stakeholders. We will build on our track record of equitable Africa-Europe research & development partnerships, combining expertise in both human and animal health within our ‘ONE HEALTH’ multidisciplinary consortium, to strengthen regional and pan-African capacities to effectively respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
Specific aims
1.To develop and setup robust ‘ready to go within 48-72 hours’ PANDORA-ID-NET outbreak rapid response teams, for all four African regions, in synergy with other regional and global networks on emerging infections.
2.To develop capacities for emerging infectious disease research (multidisciplinary operational, anthropological, social science, basic science, translational clinical, clinical trials, implementation research) both during outbreaks and during inter-epidemic periods.
3.To train and empower African laboratory and clinical scientists, healthcare workers, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, ethicists and social scientists to take leadership of emerging infections and the ONE HEALTH portfolio in all African regions.
4.To engage and fully involve politicians, policy makers and global public health agencies at the highest level during all stages of our program. The involvement of Africa CDC and national governments will ensure long term sustainability.