Dr Kingsley Badu from Ghana has succeeded in being awarded the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Fellowship

June 2018

The Africa Research Excellence Fund are proud to announce that a participant from the first cohort of the AREF Research Development Fellowship programme, Dr Kingsley Badu from Ghana has succeeded in being awarded the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Fellowship to continue his medical research in “An infectious bite marker for sensitive malaria detection and population level surveillance“.

 

EDCTP is a public–public partnership funding collaborative clinical research on medicinal products to fight poverty-related infectious diseases (PRDs) affecting sub-Saharan Africa. Winning this grant will enable Dr Badu to continue to accelerate his medical research career.

The vision and mission of AREF from its Founder and Director Professor Tumani Corrah CBE MRG,

“is to grow a cohort of African health researchers who lead and partner world-class research that benefits patients, populations, policy makers and practitioners”.
By nurturing these researchers at key points of their careers they can strengthen their technical expertise, develop high quality and competitive research proposals and win further funding to lead research that improves health and saves lives.”

Dr Kingsley Badu says

“the AREF Research Development Fellowship is a unique opportunity that sets the African scientist on the global stage. By placing you in a world class university, you find yourself at the frontiers of scientific research and acquire not only the technical competence in the lab but also soft skills coupled with a strong research design. For me the confidence you obtain to target what you used to think it beyond you, makes such a huge difference in whether you succeed or fail. With hard work and determination, AREF sets you up to succeed!
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The EDCTP Fellowship says Dr Kingsley Badu “will strengthen my capacity in protein chemistry and bioinformatics. Predict immunogenic epitopes and design synthetic peptides; to develop standard infectious bite markers that can be applied in other parts of Africa”.

Dr Badu aims to acquire project management and writing skills for publication of quality research articles and to become competitive in grant funding. In completing the EDCTP Fellowship he hopes to become an independent researcher leader in Africa.

AREF is working to transform research leadership in Africa by nurturing the next generation of health research leaders – working in Africa on Africa’s health challenges.

Through investing in the African medical researchers today, there will be the resources and capacity to deal with the global health challenges of tomorrow.

 

European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a public–public partnership funding collaborative clinical research on medicinal products to fight poverty-related infectious diseases (PRDs) affecting sub-Saharan Africa.

EDCTP funds clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.

Career Development Fellowships aim to support junior to mid-career researchers to train and develop their clinical research skills

The EDCTP Alumni Network https://edctpalumninetwork.org/
More about European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership http://www.edctp.org/

 

 

 

 

This project is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union