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EDCTP1 and EDCTP2 fellowships by country

Across the two programmes, researchers from 40 countries received fellowship funding. The most successful countries in terms of number of fellows supported were Uganda (65), South Africa (56), Kenya (40), Nigeria (26), Gambia (24), Tanzania (23), Ghana (19), Burkina Faso (16), Democratic Republic of the Congo (16) and Cameroon (12).



Leveraged €506.74 M in cash and in-kind support from partners (€72.69M EDCTP1; €434.05 M EDCTP2)

Received €1.157 Bn in commitments from European members of the EDCTP Association through 439 Participating States' Initiated Activities (PSIAs) from 2014-2020

Received €245.20 M in cash contributions from European member countries (€50.44 M EDCTP1; €194.76 M EDCTP2)

Supported 1,381 trainees from sub-Saharan Africa through EDCTP projects (460 EDCTP1; 921 EDCTP2)

Awarded 262 fellowship grants to researchers from sub-Saharan Africa (56 EDCTP1; 206 EDCTP2)

Established an EDCTP Alumni Network and online platform

Supported 151 fellows through Master's training in epidemiology and biostatistics

Contributed to health systems strengthening, for example two new consortia building national pharmacovigilance capacity in six sub-Saharan countries

Supported Epidemic preparedness networks spanning 18 sub-Saharan African countries

Established four regional Networks of Excellence

Created a Pan-African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR)

Contributed to the EU TRUST which developed a global framework and practical tools to ensure the application of consistently high ethical standards in research

Funded 156 grants to enhance ethics and regulatory capacity in sub-Saharan Africa (110 EDCTP1; 46 EDCTP2)

Supported 46 studies targeting pregnant women and their children (9 EDCTP1; 37 EDCTP2)

Supported 150 phase II and III clinical studies of drugs and vaccines (52 EDCTP1; 98 EDCTP2)

Generated more than 1,700 peer-reviewed publications (>700 EDCTP1; >1,000 EDCTP2)

Supported 473 clinical studies (102 EDCTP1; 371 EDCTP2)

In 692 projects awarded to date.

€1.03 Bn

Total funding

19 European countries, 44 African countries and 8 countries from other continents.

71 countries participate in EDCTP-funded activities:

European coordination

50% of the projects supported by EDCTP from 2003-2023 were led by a female:

Collaborative clinical trials and clinical studies






Clinical research capacity



Gender equality in science
Fellowships and trainings
Clinical research capacity
Medical interventions
Participation in EDCTP activities
EDCTP’s funding of research and capacity development

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