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Set up in 2003 as a key EU contribution to the Millennium Development Goals, EDCTP has filled this vital niche in intervention development and built supportive environment for clinical research in sub-Saharan Africa. This timeline highlights important events of the last 20 years that have contributed to the successes of the EDCTP programme.

EDCTP's milestones through the years

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In June, the European Parliament and Council approve the creation of the EDCTP programme.

In September, 14 European Union Member States and Norway, with the support of the European Union, established EDCTP.