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EU funds diagnostic development and implementation

By gabriele gardenal | 21 Feb, 2015

Dear all,

I have received a call for proposal where donors want to invest in project aiming to validate the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for detection of any of the poverty-related diseases, including as co-infections. “Projects funded under this call (with a budget of €15M for 4-8 grants) should lead to rapid and simple diagnostics that can be deployed at low cost in health systems in resource-poor settings.”

AVSI has been working for more than 12 years in DRC supporting a few health districts in stable areas. AVSI could provide great support to a company, university, lab or other entity to implement this project. In DRC, AVSI works in areas where HIV, malnutrition, malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and cholera are present. Many hospital lack the means to carry out tests, the output of this project will be of great impact.
If any of you might or of your contacts is willing to work on this project please contact me ASAP.

Thank you


Link to the call

Please take into consideration only organization from will be elegible Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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Issakwisa Mwakyula Replied at 9:03 AM, 21 Feb 2015

How can we reach you?
Ozzanne, Mbeya, Tanzania

MARIO NEYSER VASQUEZ DOMINGUEZ Replied at 12:47 PM, 21 Feb 2015

Im working in Jaén - Perú. We have dengue (all the sertotypes), malaria (included falciparum), bartonella and others. I wonder if we might be able to have this project in Perú.

Joseph NIYITEGEKA Replied at 12:23 AM, 22 Feb 2015

I saw your post even I don't come from eligible countries (Rwanda) I can help those who will be selected to help our health sector to achieve more.

Rwinkwavu Hospital
Ministry of Health, Rwanda

tashi tenzin Replied at 1:03 AM, 22 Feb 2015

Dear Gabriele,
Thank you for the information. My country, Bhutan is out of this eligible regions but since my country is still under developing we have plenty of poverty related diseases and our country's GDP is only 3.5%. Do you have any consideration for my country to avail this support?

Best wishes

WINFRED GITONGA Replied at 4:49 AM, 22 Feb 2015

Dear Gabriele,
I am Winfred Gitonga of Africa Queen of Heart Foundation incorporated in Kenya.Does the problem cover non communicable

Kindly respond


ELIMINA SWAI Replied at 1:29 AM, 24 Feb 2015

Dear Gabriele,I am Elimina from Muhimbili University in Tanzania,I would like to know how to contact you.We are university and our Country is overwhelmed with those diseases mentioned in your text. Can you please tell me how to go about.

gabriele gardenal Replied at 2:06 AM, 25 Feb 2015

Dear all, great to hear from alll of you. And sorry to be late on my answer but I got back yesterday from a field trip to assess the possible area of intervention and the partner hospitals. Feel free to contact me on or

About those country not on the list, I think it is difficult to be selected for this fund, nut I am sure it is plenty of foundation and international org willing to work with you.
About non communicable disease I do not see any problems, the important this is thay fall in the programme framework.
For the moment if you have any technology that you want to develop I think DRC might be a good place and this projet is a godo chance to do it.



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