African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI)

Vision: " Creating a sustainable platform for R&D innovation in Africa to address Africa’s own health needs"

The African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) was launched in Abuja in 2008. Its goal is to promote and sustain African-led product R&D innovation through the discovery, development and delivery of affordable new tools, including those based on traditional medicines. ANDI will also support capacity and infrastructural development. A task force was established to develop the strategic and business plan for ANDI through a broad consultative process. This plan is seen as an important contribution towards the implementation of the Global Strategy on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property (GSPOA). ANDI is a coordinated and results-driven effort that builds on existing activities in Africa. With strong elements of public-private partnerships, it generates and manages intellectual property and explores innovative mechanisms to encourage and reward local innovation. The new group will identify, manage and grant funding to support network activities, while proactively establishing sustainable funding mechanisms for its operations

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