African NTD Network

Five European foundations – Fondazione Cariplo, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Nuffield Foundation, Volkswagen Stiftung and Fondation Mérieux – have launched in, 2008 a program of grants for young scientists working on these diseases in African research centers.

The program aims to promote applied research projects whose results can quickly be applied by deciders and healthcare professionals. Its objective is to give new resources to junior researchers in their work against neglected tropical diseases and encourage them to form part of a network.

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