Moses Bockarie

Regional Director for Africa, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

Moses has actively participated in the control of poverty related and neglected diseases for more than 30 years. Currently, he works for the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) as the Regional Director for Africa and legal representative of the organization in South Africa. He oversees EDCTP’s funding to support advocacy, diplomacy and capacity development in Africa. He is responsible for the end-to-end management of the investments to support health research and capacity strengthening in Africa and establishing collaborations between EDCTP and key African institutions, including the WHO Regional Office for Africa, Africa CDC, Africa Union and African Academy of Sciences. EDCTP provides about $120 million annually to fund health research and institutional strengthening, including the enhancement of national ethics committees and regulatory authorities.

Prior to his current position, Moses was a Professor of Tropical Health Sciences and Director of the Centre of Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in the UK. In 2018, he was appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town. As Director of CNTD, he had direct oversight of research and implementation funding in ten countries in Africa and two in Asia, working closely with national ministries of health, academic institutions and several implementation partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. He has over 185 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including first authored papers in the Lancet, Lancet Global Health and New England Journal of Medicine. His work has involved duty travels to cover 60 countries.

Moses earned his MSc and PhD degrees, from the Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine in the UK, where he researched neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and malaria transmission in Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Mali. His post-doctoral studies on NTDs were carried out in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, and the United States.