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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).

We believe collaborative activities are part of research excellence and we are seeking new collaborators doing Meningitis Research across the African continent. Fill in the contact form here and join an outstanding team of excellent researchers.

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 : 2ND AMNET FACE-TO-FACE MEETING

The 2nd African Meningitis Trials Network Face-to-Face Meeting was held on the 09th of July in Cape Town, South Africa at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

The meeting brought together researchers and practitioners from the AMBITION study sites in the same physical space for discussions and collaboration on Network Deliverables. The 1 day meeting made it possible to develop activities to address next steps for the Network. The level and diversity of discussions resulted in an effective, successful and productive meeting. Click here to see the meeting agenda and a gallery of pictures!

The next face-to-face meeting will be in June 2020 in Uganda!

NEWS! EDCTP 2019 CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

EDCTP has launched 10 calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities on poverty-related diseases. Calls for proposals are supported through three distinct types of Horizon 2020 ‘actions’: Research & Innovation Actions (RIA), Coordination & Support Actions (CSA), and Training & Mobility Actions (TMA). Details of the call texts are  published on the website and accessible here.

NEWS! NINTH EDCTP FORUM ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED IN BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (BMJ) GLOBAL HEALTH

Abstracts presented at the 9th EDCTP Forum held in Portugal, 17 – 21 September 2018 have been published in the BMJ Global Health. To access AMNET’s Poster Presentation titled “Introducing a New Africa Meningitis Network – A North-South Collaboration”, click here.

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.