Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa Research Awards
5 February 2019
The Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa initiative announced four flagship projects on 30 January that aim to to “make a difference” to Africa’s ability to solve its own health problems. These will focus on novel candidates for anti-malaria vaccines (research to take place in Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania), schistosomiasis in children under five (South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe), maternal transmission of African trypanosomiasis (Uganda and Sudan), and development of a multiplex peptide array serological diagnostic (Zimbabwe, Ghana and Sudan). The initiative is led by the University of Edinburgh but all projects have a majority of Africa-based principal investigators and will share funding of £2 million.