SNIP-AFRICA holds kick-off meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 30-31 January 2024

On 30-31 January 2024, partners in the SNIP-AFRICA project came together in Johannesburg, South Africa, for their first in-person meeting which formally kicks off project activities. Representatives from all 12 partner institutions, alongside delegates from the Global Health EDCTP3 programme, Gates Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), Shionogi, ADVANCE-ID, and Wits University, came together to lay […]

Advancing paediatric antibiotic research: Two new African-European research collaborations tackle severe infections in neonates and children

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th January 2024 – This week, expert scientists and clinicians from PediCAP and SNIP-AFRICA, two major research partnerships combatting antimicrobial resistance, convene in Johannesburg to present groundbreaking results and ways to advance antibiotic research tailored to the needs of children and their families. Funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials […]

Understanding SNIP-AFRICA: The purpose and power of the severe neonatal infection platform

In an era marked by increasing antimicrobial resistance, which threatens the effectiveness of commonly used antibiotic treatments for childhood infections and sepsis, projects like SNIP-AFRICA stand out as examples of innovation in interventional research. They represent the pursuit of multiple strategies in an integrated way to address the challenges arising from antibiotics failing to eliminate […]

Antibiotic-resistant sepsis still claiming newborn lives in Africa: Penta leads new scientific collaboration to improve treatment and reduce mortality

Padova (Italy), 27 July 2023 – A new European-African collaboration to improve the way infections in newborns are treated is launching today. The project, called SNIP-AFRICA, aims to reduce mortality among neonates in hospital with sepsis in Africa, in an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance.  Funded by the European Union under the Global Health EDCTP3 Programme, […]