Centres of health innovation are established in Africa to promote research and development

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 28 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7005
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1Addis Ababa

The African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) has selected a group of 32 centres of excellence in health innovation to facilitate the discovery, development, manufacture, and registration of drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and medical devices in the continent.

The move was announced at the network’s fourth stakeholders’ meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24 to 27 October, which was attended by about 500 participants, including ministers of health and of science and technology from across Africa and by scientists, researchers, drug manufacturers, and other stakeholders from more than 40 countries.

The network was established in 2008 “to promote and sustain African led health product innovation to address African public health needs through the assembly of research …

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