LSTM Seminar: Dr. Michael Makanga on 'The role of EDCTP in poverty related infectious diseases research & development: A forward looking perspective'

Event 17 Jul 2019

The talk will cover how EDCTP fills a vital niche in intervention clinical development and how it brings together researchers and institutions in Europe and beyond with those in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out clinical trials on new interventions and improved formulations for poverty related infectious diseases affecting the continent. This talk will feature practical examples of how EDCTP is contributing to generation of new evidence on medical interventions and how these are being implemented in practice to improve health in Africa. Moreover, funding opportunities in these areas as well as the future perspective of the partnership will be covered.

Please join us if you are interested in clinical trials, research networks and capacity building.

Dr. Michael Makanga, MBCHB PhD FRCP:  EDCTP Executive Director

Dr. Makanga is a proud alumnus of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). He is a clinician-scientist with 26 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa and Europe. This includes work experience on drugs and vaccines product development, as well as clinical regulatory activities. He holds a Medical Degree from Makerere University, Uganda, and has been in various clinical and research positions before and after undertaking a master’s degree at the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the LSTM, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Before joining EDCTP, Dr Makanga was first in clinical practice and academia, and later clinical research and research management. He joined EDCTP in 2004 and has served in different progressive management positions prior to his current appointment. During the last 16 years at EDCTP, he has built up significant experience in global health, research for health capacity development, quality assurance, project management and evaluation, health and research management as well as diplomacy and engagement with policy makers, health and regulatory authorities in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Moreover, he has served in various scientific and policy advisory boards for international product development, philanthropic organisations, World Bank and pharmaceutical companies involved in developing medicinal products for poverty related and neglected diseases.

This seminar will be livestreamed and a recording will be available on the LSTM website the following day.

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