TESA ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS ROLE OF RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
The TESA (Trials of Excellence in Southern Africa) consortium Annual Meeting, took place on November 18th, in Luanda, Angola, hosted by...
TESA , in its English acronym, is a consortium project established in 2009 through the collaborative effort of research institutes in Southern Africa and Universities involved in Clinical Trials. It is a network composed of different African and European research centers that collaborate with different levels of development and specialization, but with a complementary Clinical Research scenario. The project was also created as a mechanism to foster research collaboration through investment efforts on a joint path to a stronger and more sustainable clinical research landscape.
The TESA network has an overall strategic orientation aimed at creating a framework for collaboration, capacity building and training among consortium members and promoting healthy empowerment and personalized healthcare across the African region.
The TESA network has a proven track record in EDCTP-led Research and Development programs which have been established over the past decade among African and European countries that have participated since the first EDCTP programme.
Currently, the TESA project is in phase III in terms of implementation of the program financed by the EDCP, the former -
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