Promote and sustain African-led health innovation to address African public health needs through efficient use of local knowledge, assembly of research networks, and building of capacity to support development.
ANDI's approach is at the heart of the Post 2015 Development Agenda and sustainable development goals which the world is now focusing on. It also contributes to the AU 2063 Agenda.
Addresses Africa’s unmet health needs by harnessing the untapped power of collaboration among African researchers as well as equitable North-South and South-South partnerships, with the vision of creating a sustainable platform for health innovation in Africa.
Evaluation of medical device suite for child health – Malawi/ Rice University project:
As part of an effort to reduce newborn deaths in Africa, a locally derived bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP), referred to as Pumani, to support newborns with respiratory distress from diseases such as bronchiolitis, pneumonia and pneumocystis jeroveci pneumonia, has been developed.
Project Based Training and Fellowship on Development, Production and Access to Diagnostics:
ANDI and the Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) signed a memorandum of understanding on December 11, 2014 to collaborate in supporting health innovation in Africa through joint projects, training and fellowships for African Scientists.
5th ANDI Stakeholders Meeting Kicks Off, Highlights the Achievement of ANDI and Opportunities for Partnerships:Nairobi (Kenya), November 23, 2015 – Ministers, senior government and UN agencies, representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, public and public R&D institutions, civil societies and other partners gathered today at United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, ANDI, Stakeholders Meeting.
The ANDI Board concludes its 5th meeting, Elects a New Chairperson:Nairobi (Kenya), November 22, 2015 – The Board of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) has concluded its 5th meeting in Nairobi, Kenya with the election of Dr. Tshinko Ilunga as its new Chairperson. The election of Dr. Ilunga comes as ANDI re-focuses its work and rolls out a strategy for the next five year (2016 – 2020). This also comes as ANDI holds its 5th Stakeholders meeting in Nairobi with hundreds of participants from all over the world.