An ANDI led partnership with Chinese and African institutions for the development and commercialization of diagnostics tools for diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries met in Lagos from 24-27 February, 2016 to discuss progress made to date.
The initiative is part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) member states supported Project that aims to demonstrate innovative ways of sustaining research and development (R&D) and access to health technologies for neglected diseases. Innovative coordination and financing R&D as well as capacity building, technology transfer and open innovation processes are critical parts of the project.
The project team discussed some potential diagnostics technologies at its disposal that can support the control and elimination of malaria and schistosomiasis as well as an integrated cellphone-based diagnostics that can transform diagnosis of prevalent diseases in Africa at point of care.
Dr. Solomon Nwaka, Executive Director of ANDI highlighted, “The results that are emerging from this project show how proper coordination and partnership can positively impact the landscape for health technology development and capacity building in developing countries.”
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