The African continent is ravaged by deadly diseases, yet in 20 years no new preventive medicines have been developed. Now researchers there are partnering with the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCCTP) to hasten evaluating and testing therapeutic and preventive medicines for malaria, TB and HIV and Aids. The hope is that new medicines will be developed and that investigators and institutions in Africa will have acquired new systems for continuing testing on their own in the future.
I had the privilege of editing the 2002 Annual Report of the GLOBAL FUND to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It would be so nice to think that I had some small part in helping this partnership happen.