What's CANTAM ?



- Developing human resources in skills required to conduct safe clinical trials including GCP/GLP training, preparation and ...


Strategy :

The established institutions had the role to bring the emerging ones to a higher level through transfer of techniques,...


Achievements :

Baseline studies: In Cameroon and Congo, epidemiological studies for collecting data on HIV...

About Us

The Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria (CANTAM) was created in 2009 with the major aim to build capacity in seven institutions in the three countries Cameroon, Gabon and the Republic of Congo (RoC) for the conduct of clinical trials. The strategy for achieving this goal was to select institutions with the lowest capacities to conduct clinical research in Cameroon and RoC and to drive them to a higher level through participation in multicentre clinical research involving the highly experienced center in Gabon. Thus, during the past 5 years, baseline data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have been ...

Welcome to CANTAM project

CANTAM is the first regional network of excellence supported by EDCTP in Sub-Saharan Africa for the conduct of clinical trials on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in compliance with ICH/GCP standards. Four, two, one and one institutions established in Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Germany, respectively were partners.




Health and research




Trained people

Professor Francine Ntoumi is currently Chair and Executive Director of the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research, and Project Coordinator of CANTAM. 

Pr. Francine NTOUMI

Pr. Francine NTOUMI



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