What is EACCR?
The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) is a capacity building Network comprising of 23 institutions from 6 countries in East Africa and 8 northern partner institutions from 5 northern countries and is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The network was established in 2009 with EACCR1 and had their award renewed in December 2016 as EACCR2. The EACCR2 consortium has its secretariat at the Ministry of Health-Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Activities of the EACCR2 are implemented in 23 institutions from 6 Eastern Africa countries that include: - Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan and Ethiopia in collaboration with 6 Northern partners
“We envisage EACCR becoming a key regional platform for dissemination of research findings, higher-level advocacy and research excellence,” said the EACCR representative, adding that a crucial aspect of the consortium will be “the emergence of a critical mass of skilled scientists in the region.”
EACCR has its secretariat at Uganda Virus Research institute (UVRI), which is located in Entebbe, Uganda. The secretariat provides administrative and technical support to the 4 regional coordinating nodes for training (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre-KCMC in Moshi, Tanzania), malaria (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya), tuberculosis (NIMR-Muhimbili in Dar es salaam, Tanzania) and HIV (UVRI in Uganda). Prof. Kaleebu oversees the activities of the secretariat and the entire network. He chairs the Project Implementation Committee (PIC) which holds teleconferences every quarter. The EACCR project governance structure is illustrated in this document (see the governance structure).
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