Governance

The governance of the Global Health EDCTP3 JU is led by a Governing Board, in which both the EDCTP Association and the European Commission, representing the European Union, have equal votes. Global Health EDCTP3 is advised by a Scientific Committee and a Stakeholders Group. The implementation of the programme is ensured by a Programme Office based in Brussels, under the lead of an Executive Director. 
 

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Governing Board

The Governing Board is composed of:

Six representatives of the European Commission on behalf of the European Union (50% of the voting rights):

  • Irene NORSTEDT, Chair-person of the GB, Director, Directorate People: Health & Society, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) | Declaration of interests
  • Signe RATSO, Deputy Director-General and acting Director, Directorate International Cooperation, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) | Declaration of interests
  • Laurent MUSCHEL, acting Director-General, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) | Declaration of interests
  • Martin SEYCHELL, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) | Declaration of interests
  • Kristin SCHREIBER, Director, Directorate Ecosystems I: Chemicals, Food, Retail, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) | Declaration of interests
  • Isabel DE LA MATA BARRANCO, Principal Adviser - Health and crisis management, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) | Declaration of interests

Six representatives of the EDCTP Association (50% of the voting rights):

  • Henning GÄDEKE, Vice Chair-person of the GB, Chair of the General Assembly and of the Board of the EDCTP Association, Division “Global and Public Health Research” at the German Ministry for Education and Research | Declaration of interests
  • Alemseged ABDISSA, Deputy Director General, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia  | Declaration of interests
  • Eric D'ORTENZIO, Head of Strategy and Partnerships Department, Representative of France, ANRS, France | Declaration of interests
  • Glaudina LOOTS, Director for Health Innovation, Vice-Chair of the General Assembly and of the Board of the EDCTP Association, Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa | Declaration of interest
  • Marta NORTON, Scientific Officer, Department of International Relations at the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal | Declaration of interests
  • Samuel OKWARE, Director-General, Representative of Uganda, Uganda National Heath Research Organisation (UNHRO) | Declaration of interests

Alternate members of the Governing Board:

  • Nienke BUISMAN, Head of Unit RTD.F2 - International Cooperation Policy, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) | Declaration of interests
  • Wolfgang PHILIPP, Principal Adviser - Chief Science Officer, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) | Declaration of interests
  • Cecile BILLAUX, Head of Unit INTPA.G4 - Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and Demography, Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) | Declaration of interests
  • Wojciech KALAMARZ, Adviser on International Relations, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) | Declaration of interests

Currently, 15 European and 28 African countries are members of the EDCTP Association. The list of member countries can be found here: Members of the General Assembly - EDCTP 

 

Decisions of the Governing Board: 

Decisions taken in 2024

Decisions taken in 2023

Decisions taken in 2022

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is the scientific advisory body of Global Health EDCTP3. 

The Committee is currently composed of 14 members, including a Chair (Professor John Gyapong) and a Vice-Chair (Professor Marleen Temmerman).

  • Xavier ANGLARET, Centre INSERM 1219, Université de Bordeaux; Programme PACCI, Abidjan, France/ Cote d'Ivoire
  • Paulo FERRINHO, Universidade Nova de Lisboa-Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisbon; University of Cabo Verde, Portugal/ Cabo Verde
  • Claudia FILIPPONE, European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA AISBL), France
  • Electra GIZELI, University of Crete, Greece
  • John GYAPONG, University of Health and Applied Sciences, Ho, Ghana,
  • Martin MEREMIKWU, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
  • Keymanthri MOODLEY, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, USA, South Africa
  • Juliet NABYONGA-OREM, Regional Office for Africa, Harare; North-West University, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Meta ROESTENBERG, Leiden University Center for Infectious Diseases, LUMC, Netherlands
  • Pablo ROJO, University Complutense (UCM), Madrid, Spain; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit. Hospital 12 of October, Madrid, Spain
  • Christine STABEL BENN, Bandim Health Project, Copenhagen, OPEN, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark/Odense University Hospital, Denmark
  • Marleen TEMMERMAN, Aga Khan University, Nairobi; Ghent University, Ghent, Kenya/Belgium
  • Nicki TIFFIN, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Halidou TINTO, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS-DRCO) in Nanoro ; Nazi Boni University of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Tasks of the Scientific Committee (Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 Art 21 & 108) include:

  • Assist in the design of the strategic and scientific planning of the activities of the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking
  • Advise on the scientific priorities to be addressed in the work programmes including on scope of calls for proposals, in line with the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the Horizon Europe strategic planning
  • Provide independent advice and scientific analysis on specific issues.
Stakeholders Group

The stakeholders group shall be regularly informed of the activities of the joint undertaking and shall be invited to provide comments on the joint undertaking’s planned initiatives. 

The Committee is currently composed of 37 members, including a Chair (Dr. Neeraj Mistry) and a Vice-Chair (Christine Nabiryo). 

Tasks of the Stakeholders Group (Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 Art 22 & 109) include:

  • Providing input on the scientific, strategic and technological priorities to be addressed by the Global Health EDCTP3 JU
  • Providing suggestions to enable concrete synergies to take place between the Global Health EDCTP3 JU and the adjacent sectors or any sector whit which synergies will be deemed of added value
  • Providing input to the EDCTP Forum

The list of members of the Stakeholders Group can be found here.

 

Minutes of the Stakeholders Group meetings:

1st meeting

2nd meeting

3rd meeting

4th meeting