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Analysis of pan-African Centres of excellence in health innovation highlights opportunities and challenges for local innovation and financing in the continent

Solomon Nwaka12*, Alexander Ochem12, Dominique Besson2, Bernadette Ramirez2, Foluke Fakorede12, Sanaa Botros3, Uford Inyang4, Charles Mgone5, Ivan Adae-Mensah6, Victor Konde7, Barthelemy Nyasse8, Blessed Okole9, Anastasia Guantai10, Glaudina Loots11, Peter Atadja12, Peter Ndumbe13, Issa Sanou13, Ole Olesen14, Robert Ridley15 and Tshinko Ilunga16

Author Affiliations

1 African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2 UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

3 Theodore Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

4 Fordsin Pharmacare Systems Ltd, Abuja, Nigeria

5 European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, The Hague, Netherlands

6 Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

7 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8 University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon

9 Technology Innovation Agency, Department of Science and Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

10 University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

11 Department of Science and Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

12 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Shanghai, China

13 Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo

14 European Commission, DG Research, Brussels, Belgium

15 University of Malawi, Box 278, Zomba, Malawi

16 Health Development Consultant, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012, 12:11  doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-11

Published: 27 July 2012

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Table S1. List of all donors mentioned in the applications received. Supplementary material represents all donors names retrieved from the 117 applications received for the identification of Center of Excellence. Donors are classified (ID) by number of appearance, which means the number of times a particular donor is mentioned or acknowledged as providing funding in all applications and by respective acronym alphabetical order. Donors appearing the same number of times are having the same ranking. The table also include information regarding the type of donors and the country of origin (EU = European Union, UN = United Nations, AF = African Union).

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