In the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, the EDCTP held its Ninth Forum, an international platform for the presentation and discussion of frontier research to address the burden of poverty related infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. The theme of this Forum was the impact of European-African partnerships in clinical research, which is at the heart of the EDCTP’s mission and goals.
PanACEA was given the opportunity to share its experiences at this occasion. Dr. Nyanda Ntinginya, director of NIMR MMRC, Tanzania, and a member of the PanACEA Executive Group, gave an excellent presentation on the “learning by doing” capacity building approach in PanACEA. Dr. Stellah Mpagama, working at Kibong’oto Infectious Diseases Hospital, Tanzania and EDCTP senior fellow, told her story of development as a leader that is a result of collective effort.