ANDI Newsletter - December 05, 2016
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6Th ANDI Board Meeting 

The Board of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) met in Cairo, Egypt from November 1-2, 2016 to discuss ANDI’s progress in facilitating health innovation in Africa.

As part of the event, an update on the ANDI's Cell-Phone Application to support rapid diagnostics testing at point of care in Africa was presented to the Board. This project is part of the WHO Demonstration Project on Diagnostics Development, Manufacture and Access which is supported by the World Health Assembly. The project is also providing a platform for the local production of rapid diagnostics tests in Africa.

See  Meeting Pictures Below

(Above) Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt
Prof. Ashraf El Sheehy opening the meeting
 (Left to Right) Prof Mahmoud Sakr (President, ASRT), Mr Issa Matta (Legal Counsel, WHO), Dr. Peter Chun (CEO, EASE Medtrend), Dr. Solomon Nwaka (Executive Director, ANDI), Prof. Ashraf El Sheehy opening the meeting (Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt), Dr. Tshinko Ilunga (Chair, ANDI Board), Dr John Reeder (Director, WHO/TDR), Ms. Worknesh Mekonnen (Director, UNOPS ETOH), Prof. Berhanu Abegaz (Executive Director, African Academy of Sciences) and others.
(Above)  Dr. Solomon Nwaka (Executive Director, ANDI) presenting ANDI’s milestones in 2016 to the Board members.
(Above) Representative of the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI), Prof. Sanaa Botros greets Board members. Prof. Sanaa Botros has been involved in the work of ANDI since its inception in 2008.
Opportunities from Other Organizations 
  • African Grand Challenges -Innovation Seed Grant  Call for Application. Read more
  • Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge Call. Read more  
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About ANDI

The mission of ANDI (African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation) is to promote and sustain African-led health innovation to address the continent’s health needs through the assembly of collaborative networks, and building of capacity to support public health and development. ANDI focuses on addressing Africa’s 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. ANDI is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).The ANDI approach is at the heart of the Post 2015 Development Agenda and sustainable development goals which the world is now focusing on. It is also relevant to the AU 2063 Agenda and other strategies. See ANDI's Five Year Strategy - Facilitating Health Innovation in Africa here 
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