The African Meningitis Trials Network (AMNET) was established in October 2017. The network brings together African and European Clinical Researchers whose main aim is to reduce the large number of deaths caused by meningitis in Africa through collaborative clinical rials. It is currently supported by the AMBITION Study (high dose Ambisome on a fluconazole backbone for cryptococcal meningitis induction therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa : a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial).

The objective of the Network is to build on existing experience, resources and infrastructure in order to enable other institutions and researchers to build on the AMBITION experience. The hope is that this will streamline the development of large, international randomized controlled trials in the future.

The Network includes the following partner institutions:

Botswana – Harvard Partnership  University of Cape Town University of Zimbabwe
 Infectious Diseases Institute UNC Project Malawi  Malawi – Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Program

News: Gilead Sciences Announces Steep Discounts For Ambisome To Treat Crytococcal Meningitis in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Gilead Sciences, Inc. has announced that it will expand its access initiatives for AmBisome® (amphotericin b liposome for injection 50 mg/vial) to address the urgent need for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in 116 low- and middle-income countries.  Read the Full Article here on the Gilead Website.


The International Conference of Implementation and Scale-up aims to showcase the role of Implementation Research (IR) in promoting a culture of evidence-based health and other social development programmes, policies and practices, as well as to create demand for the key implementers and policy makers towards mainstreaming IR in order to bridge the gap between research and policy making.

The Conference also aspires to create a demand for global knowledge sharing through an inclusive platform and to document the success stories in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) through the use of IR to influence programme, policy, and practice. Date : 26 June – 01 July 2019.
Read More : GCIS 2019


The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become Affiliates of The AAS for a period of five years during which they receive individualised professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent. Deadline: 15 July 2019.
For More Information : The African Academy of Sciences

SAVE THE DATE! 3rd AIDS Mycoses Meeting

Information on online registration, speakers, accommodation etc can be found on the official website – AIDS-Mycoses 2019.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Number TRIA2015-1092.

This project is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union.