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AFRICA BUILD at the Open Access Africa Conference

The second Open Access Africa Conference was held in Kumasi (Ghana) on October 25th and 26th. Around 150 people attended the Conference coming from different African countries. The AFRICA BUILD project attended the Conference to present a poster explaining the main objectives of the project.

CAAST-Net

27 - IX - 2011: Participation in the meeting for Coordinators' of projects funded by the Coordinated Call for Africa, organized in Brussels by CAAST-Net.

CAAST-Net is an FP7 INCO-NET platform, funded via the Capacities Specific Programme, which supports greater science and technology cooperation between Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

AFRICA BUILD Project begins

During the past two decades the European Commission and other European Agencies have supported several European health, academic, clinical, governmental and industrial initiatives. In the health sector in particular, this European support has helped to create sustainable centres with solid scientific, technology and public health benefits. In contrast there has been no significant transfer of expertise and technology to Africa. Health-related African centres find it difficult to compete with other centres from other countries for funding and support for their research and other activities.

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