On Monday, 30 November 2009, at the Savannaha Hotel in Dakar, West African researchers gathered to reflect on the urgency of finding solutions together to reduce the number of deaths associated with the three poverty-related illnesses...


To attain expertise in our network of West African institutions to conduct clinical trials, research and control of poverty-related diseases....


Our trainings are concentrated on several axes:
- Projects to strengthen research leadership,
- Practical clinical studies ...


Professor Souleymane Mboup

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Sub-Saharan Africa is still challenged by the heavy death toll of poverty related diseases (PRDs) namely HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other Neglected Tropical Diseases. Unfortunately, the necessary research capacity to address these health challenges are still weak both at institutional, individual and funding levels.  As a response to this situation, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) established four regional networks of excellence in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the objective to build essential capacitiesto be able conduct clinical trials.  These four EDCTP Nodes of Excellence are:

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Wanetam in the service of research in West Africa
Member countries
Associated Institutions in Europe
African partners

Capacity building

In this work package activity a generic training work package is bespoke-designed to address the needs of partner institutions in strengthening leadership and competency for clinical research and research support ...


WANETAM is a network of 16 West African institutions and 4 European partners. It is headquartered at Réseau Africain de Recherche sur le SIDA/Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation (RARS/IRESSEF) in Dakar, Senegal....

Clinical trials

EDCTP supports networks of research centres that are involved in clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa. These Networks of Excellence (NoEs) facilitate research collaboration by uniting diverse institutions in the four regions of sub-Saharan Africa ...

European Partners

We work with about twenty African and European institutions working in the field of medical research.