EACCR is an Eastern African-led network established in 2009 and comprises of 23 regional partners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and 5 Northern partners from Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, , and United Kingdom.
It aims to strengthen the capacity to conduct internationally acceptable health research with specific focus on clinical trials on poverty related diseases (HIV, TB, Malaria) and neglected Infectious emerging and re-emerging diseases) in the region.
To strengthen the collaboration and optimize the use of shared research infrastructures and other capacity building resources and opportunities.
Promoting an increase and retention of the independent African researchers, research leaders and managers.
Training & Mentorship
To boost and deliver an Eastern Africa training and mentorship program.
To establish a new work package (NID) to manage and establish the needed facilities to conduct clinical trials on neglected, emerging and re-emerging disease that burden the region.
To strengthen and strategically expand South-South and North-South collaborations between researchers and institutions with a specific focus on supporting less established institutions in building capacity for high quality clinical research.
Networking & Dialogue
To promote networking, and dialogue between researchers, communities and policy makers to maximize the use of health research evidence for shared knowledge management, policy change and improved health programming in Eastern Africa.
HIV-AIDS is a security threat of great public health concern in EACCR. This Work Package is where HIV-specific networking and research capacity-building activities will be handled/implemented. The HIV Work Package is located at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)...
The EACCR TB work package is coordinated by Dr Sayoki G Mfinanga who is also the Chairperson of the TB work package management committee, assisted by Dr Bernard Ngowi who is also serving as the secretary of the TB work package management committee...
The Work Package’s ultimate goals are to integrate and synergise efforts to; strengthen research capacity, network amongst partners and improve south-to-south and north-to-south collaborations, facilitate EDCTP’s vision of accelerating development of new drugs...
The Training Work Package, which is located at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania, coordinates training and mentoring activities of EACCR, especially those of cross-cutting nature...
In the EDCTP2 programme emphasises the following neglected infectious diseases (NIDs): dengue/severe dengue, rabies, human African sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis); leishmaniases, cysticercosis/taeniasis...