ANDI partners with ASRT to promote health innovation in Africa
Cairo, Dec 11, 2014
ANDI and the Egyltian Academy of Scientifi Research and Technology (ASRT) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in supporting health innovation in Africa through joint projects, training and fellowships for African scientists. The initiative covers health systems strengthening, research and development for health technologies, manufacturing, and regulatory issues as well as maintenance of research and medical equipment.
ANDI appoints leading global health expert as Executive Director
Addis Ababa, Dec 9, 2014
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Board of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) jointly announced today that Dr Solomon Nwaka has accepted the position of Executive Director of ANDI and has officially assumed the leadership of the organization now hosted by UNOPS in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
"Boosting the Pharmaceutical and Medical Innovation Ecosystems in Africa"
2nd Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation, Oct 14-17, 2014
ANDI was one the African Development Bank key partners for the 2nd Science and Technology Innovation Forum organized in Rabat on Oct 14-17, 2014.
ANDI moderated the pharmaceutical panel of the forum: “Boosting the Pharmaceutical and Medical Innovation Ecosystems in Africa”. Among the panelists, Prof. Joseph Fortunak was representing St. Luke Foundation Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy (KSP) in Tanzania, and Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, an internationally recognized Pharmaceutical Expert who contributed to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA). Read more
ANDI 4th Board Meeting
Addis Ababa, Sept 16-17, 2014
The board members traveled from Congo-Brazzaville, Ghana, Shanghai, Kenya, Egypt, Malawi or Geneva to discuss ANDI plans for 2014-2015: ANDI new team is almost fully appointed, projects funding for the end of 2014 and 2015 are being renewed, new calls are on the way, the communication strategy has been discussed and launched, and the current business plan is being revised... Heated discussions ensued and ANDI is now in a position to tackle a busy work schedule ahead. Thank you to all Board members for their time and precious input! Read more
High impact, low cost, locally developed devices targeting newborns
An example of the value proposition of ANDI - September 1, 2014
Since 2011, ANDI has been supporting the implementation of two medical devices targeting neonatal and pediatric wards in Africa: a bCPAP (bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) referred to as Pumani and a phototherapy Babylights system referred to as Babylights.
These two projects are now ready to go to scale in Africa. Read more
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