MRC contribution towards the EDCTP COVID-19 emergency call for proposals (Mobilisation of funding for COVID-19 research in sub-Saharan Africa research)

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: MC_PC_20009

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2021
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $2,454,000
  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Netherlands, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • Research Category

    14

  • Research Subcategory

    N/A

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Not applicable

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Not Applicable

  • Vulnerable Population

    Not applicable

  • Occupations of Interest

    Not applicable

Abstract

The MRC contribution (and that of DHSC UK total €3.5m Total funding €10m ) supports the UK participants in the awarded studies. Following the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in December 2019, there has been an unprecedented rapid spread across more than 181 countries, with more than 1 million confirmed cases globally as of 3 April 2020. In the light of rising numbers of cases being reported from affected countries, including several sub-Saharan African countries, the EDCTP Association agreed to activate the emergency funding mechanism to support Research & Innovation Actions (RIAs) as part of the European response to the COVID-19 emergency.