Published in 10/11/2023 Written by Cantam

I naugural ceremony of the eleventh EDTCP FORUM in Paris, France

On November 07, 2023, the 1 1 editions of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) opened at the Palais de Congrès in Paris, France. This public-public partnership between 1 5 European and 25 African countries in sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the European Union, celebrates this edition under the theme: " Partnering for Global Health Research, Innovation, and Impact in Africa - Celebrating EDCTP: two decades and beyond".

This Forum, which marks EDCTP' s 20th anniversary, brings together scientists from across the African continent and beyond, and is an opportunity to network, strengthen collaborations, share knowledge and experiences on emerging and re-emerging diseases threatening public health.

As coordinator of the CAN TAM network (, and the PANDORA ID NET consortium ( funded by EDCTP, the Congolese Foundation for M edical Research is the only research institution representing the Republic of Congo at these high-level meetings.

Pr. Francine Ntoumi

During this inaugural ceremony, the Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche M édicale is pleased to inform you that its Vice-President, Professor Peter Kremsner, was the proud recipient of the EDCTP Pascal M ocumbi Prize.

The Pascal Mocumbi prize was awarded to Professor Peter Kresmner for his long career (40 years) in the fight against malaria, and for his leadership in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of tropical diseases, with over 700 articles published in leading scientific journals.

Pr. Francine Ntoumi

It was the unique forum where above 10 fellows under CANTAM benefitted from EDCTP scholarships to present their scientific findings in poster presentations and the project manager presented the achievements, progress and milestones of the network with a brief sustainability plans and challenges for the pass decades during the symposium organised by all the four Networks of Excellence (NoEs) .

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