WHS Regional Meeting: Collaborative biomedical innovation in Africa to eliminate infectious diseases

WHS Regional Meeting: Collaborative biomedical innovation in Africa to eliminate infectious diseases

June 12, 2022 6 Views


The World Health Summit Hybrid Regional Meeting took place in Kampala, Uganda from 27th-30th June, 2021.

On 28 June, DNDi hosted the session track: Collaborative biomedical innovation in Africa to eliminate infectious diseases.

The objective of this session was to present existing African-led innovation initiatives, chart a course for future work, and rally the global health community around African led initiatives.

Biomedical research in Africa is growing in experience and depth and is focused on producing affordable access to medicines that meet African priority health needs. The panel brought together leading actors from the continent in developing, delivering, and funding current and future research, being led by African researchers, working with affected communities, on the African continent, for Africa and beyond.

They shared insights from their experiences and made proposals on how to extend their success, to ensure that by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, neglected tropical diseases and pandemics such as Covid-19 will no longer be a public health problem on the continent.

Chair: Dr. John Amuasi, Executive Director, Africa Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Ghana.
Keynote speech: Dr. Alfred Mubangizi, Assistant Commissioner, Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Uganda.

Panelists:
1. Dr. Mathew Njoroge, Senior Investigator, DMPK at Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), South Africa.
2. Dr. Monique Wasunna, Director, DNDi Africa, Kenya.
3. Dr. Hayato Urabe, Director of Investment Strategy and Management, Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, Japan.
4. Dr. Janet Byaruhanga, Senior Programme Officer, African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), South Africa.

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases. https://dndi.org

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