Table 2

Selected ANDI Centers of Excellence in Health Innovation
Applying Institution and country Applying department or unit Name of CoE Institution contact and website CoE Regional location
Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies Departments Of Phytochemistry, Toxicology/Pharmacology, Botany/ Traditional Medicine and Pharmaceutical Technology ANDI Centre of Excellence in Traditional Medicine Research Dr Essame Oyono Central
Cameroon Dr Agbor
www.minresi.net
University of Buea Faculty Of Science (Departments Of Chemistry + Biotechnology Unit) ANDI Centre of Excellence for Onchocerciasis Drug Research Prof Titanji Central
Dr Cho-Ngwa
Cameroon Prof Efange
http://www.ubuea.net webcite
National Center for Research Medicinal And Aromatic Plants Research Institute, Tropical Medicine Research Institute ANDI Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery & Diagnostic Innovation Prof Ahmed Eastern
Sudan
http://www.ncr.sd webcite
Institute of Primate Research Institute Of Primate Research - (Tropical & Infectious Diseases, Drugs Program/ Natural Products Platform, Reproductive Health & Biology, Non-Communicable Diseases, Animal Sciences) ANDI Centre of Excellence in Pre-clinical Research Dr Kariuki Eastern
Kenya
http://www.primateresearch.org webcite
Kenya Medical Research Institute Research Care And Training Program, Centre For Microbiology Research ANDI Centre of Excellence in HIV Operational Research Dr Mpoke Eastern
Kenya Pr Bukusi
http://www.kemri.org webcite
Trypanosomiasis Research Centre Departments Of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Primate Unit ANDI Centre of Excellence in Pre-Clinical Development Dr Murilla Eastern
Kenya http://www.kari-trc.org webcite
Joint Clinical Research Centre Departments Of Clinical Services, and Research ANDI Centre of Excellence in HIV/TB Clinical Research Prof Mugyenyi Eastern
Uganda http://www.jcrc.co.ug webcite
Makerere University Infectious Diseases Institute ANDI Centre of Excellence in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Dr Coutinho Eastern
Uganda Dr Castelnuovo
http://www.idi-makerere.com webcite
Kenya Medical Research Institute Production Department ANDI Centre of Excellence for Diagnostics Development and Production Dr Mpoke Eastern
Kenya Dr Kimotho
http://www.kemri.org webcite
St. Luke Foundation Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy ANDI Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing and Regulatory Training Dr Koehler Eastern
Tanzania Dr Mlaki
http://www.saintlukefoundation.co.tz webcite
Theodor Bilharz Research Institute Departments Of Pharmacology, Parasitology, Medicinal Chemistry, Medical Malacology, Environmental Research ANDI Centre of Excellence on Anti-trematodal R&D Dr El Fandy Northern
Prof Botros
Prof El-Sayed
Egypt
http://www.tbri.sci.eg webcite
VACSERA Units of R&D Fractionation And Venom Research, QC, Clinical Trial, R&D Microbiological, R&D Electropheresis, Toxin and Preclinical Trial ANDI Centre of Excellence in Anti-venom Research Dr Tolba Northern
Dr Elfiky
Egypt http://www.vacsera.com webcite
VACSERA Regional Reference Lab, AFP Lab, Hepatitis Viruses Epidemiological Studies Unit, Influenza Reference Lab, Cell Culture Unit, ANDI Centre of Excellence for virus strains diagnosis Dr Tolba Northern
Dr Bassioni
Egypt http://www.vacsera.com webcite
VACSERA Units of R&D Fractionation And Venom Research, QC, Clinical Trial, R&D Microbiological, R&D Electropheresis, Toxin and Preclinical Trial ANDI Centre of Excellence in Anti-venom Research Dr Tolba Northern
Dr Hamza
Egypt http://www.vacsera.com webcite
VACSERA Regional Reference Lab, AFP Lab, Hepatitis Viruses Epidemiological Studies Unit, Influenza Reference Lab, Cell Culture Unit, ANDI Centre of Excellence for virus strains diagnosis Dr Tolba Northern
Dr Hamza
Egypt http://www.vacsera.com webcite
Institut Pasteur de Tunis Departments Of Clinical Virology, Production, Medical Epidemiology, Human And Experimental Pathology, Units of Genetic Orphan Diseases Research Viral Vaccines Research And Development, Typing and Genetics Of Mycobacteria and Laboratories Of Venoms And Toxins, Vaccinology and Molecular Genetics and Immunopathology ANDI Centre of Excellence for Bio-molecule Discovery Dr Louzir Northern
Tunisia http://www.pasteur.tn webcite
University of Mauritius Departments of Biomaterials and Drug Delivery/Chemistry, Biopharmaceutical /Biosciences and Molecular Biology/Biosciences ANDI Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research Prof Morgan Southern
Dr Jhurry
Mauritius http://www.uom.ac.mu webcite
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Operating Unit Of Materials Science and Manufacturing ANDI Centre of Excellence in Nanomedicine Research Dr Botha Southern
South Africa Dr Swai
http://www.csir.co.za webcite
iThemba LABS Departments Of Radionuclides, Radiobiology, Hadron Radiotherapy and Materials And Nanosciences ANDI Centre of Excellence in Radiochemistry Dr Vilakazi Southern
Dr Maaza
South Africa http://www.tlabs.ac.za webcite
iThemba Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd Drug Discovery ANDI Centre of Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry Dr Edlin Southern
South Africa http://www.ithembapharma.com webcite
South African Medical Research Council Innovation Centre (Commercialization, Intellectual Property) ANDI Centre of Excellence for IP management in health Dr Dhansay Southern
South Africa Dr Bunn
http://www.mrc.ac.za webcite
University of Cape Town Lung Infection and Immunity Unit ANDI Centre of Excellence for TB Diagnostics Research Dr Dehda Southern
South Africa http://www.lunginstitute.co.za/content/lung_infection.html webcite
University of Cape Town IIDMM, Departments Of Chemistry, Pharmacology, Drug Discovery And Development Institute ANDI Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery Dr Price Southern
Dr Chibale
South Africa http://www.uct.ac.za webcite
University of Cape Town Institute Of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine ANDI Centre of Excellence in Proteomics and Genomics Prof Hussey Southern
Prof Blackburn
Prof Ramesar
South Africa http://www.iidmm.uct.ac.za webcite
University of Stellenbosch Faculty Of Health Sciences (Centre For Infectious Diseases) ANDI Centre of Excellence for TB Translational Research Dr van Zyl Southern
Prof van Helden
South Africa http://www.sun.ac.za/tb webcite
University of Stellenbosch Faculty Of Health Sciences (Molecule Biology & Human Genetics, Pediatrics And Child Health, Medical Microbiology, Medical Virology, Internal Medicine) ANDI Centre of Excellence for HIV Translational Research Prof Nachega Southern
Prof Preiser
South Africa http://www.sun.ac.za/cid webcite
University of the Witwatersrand Department Of Molecular Medicine and Hematology, Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit ANDI Centre of Excellence for Viral Gene Therapy Prof Arbuthnot Southern
South Africa http://www.wits.ac.za/agtru/ webcite
University of the Witwatersrand The Wits Drug Delivery Platform ANDI Centre of Excellence in Advanced Drug Delivery Technology Dr Pillay Southern
South Africa http://www.wits.ac.za webcite
University of Zambia Zambart Project ANDI Centre of Excellence for HIV/TB Diagnostics Technologies Dr Ayles Southern
Zambia Dr Muyoyeta
http://www.zambart.org webcite
African Institute of Biomedical Science & Technologies Departments Of DMPK & Toxicology and Molecular Sciences ANDI Centre of Excellence in in-silico Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics and Toxicology Studies Dr Masimirembwa Southern
Zimbabwe http://www.aibst.com webcite
The Biovac Institute The Biovac Institute ANDI Centre of Excellence in Vaccine Production Dr Makhoana Southern
Mr. van Duyse
South Africa http://www.biovac.co.za webcite
Botswana Vaccine Institute Botswana Vaccine Institute ANDI Centre of Excellence for Vaccine Production Dr Matlho Southern
Botswana http://www.bvi.co.bw webcite
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi Centre For Collaborative Research Into Tropical Medicine ANDI Centre of Excellence for Applied Biomedical Research Dr van Kampen Western
Ghana Dr Owusu-Dabo
http://www.kccr-ghana.org webcite
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research Departments Of Clinical Pathology, Virology, Clinical Trials and Epidemiology, Parasitology, Bacteriology ANDI Centre of Excellence in Disease Surveillance and Prevention Prof Nyarko Western
Ghana http://www.noguchimedres.org webcite
University of Bamako Malaria Research and Training Center, Department Of Epidemiology Of Parasitic Diseases, Faculty Of Medicine, Pharmacy And Dentistry ANDI Centre of Excellence for Clinical Development of Malaria Products Prof Doumbo Western
Prof Thera
Mali NA
National Institute for Pharmaceutical R&D Departments of Pharmaceutical Technology and Raw Material Development, Pharmacology And Toxicology, Medicinal Plant Research And Traditional Medicine, Microbiology And Biotechnology, Medicinal Chemistry/Quality Control, Human Virology/ Biotechnology and Clinic Research And Services ANDI Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development Prof Gamaniel Western
Nigeria http://www.niprd.org webcite
University of Ibadan College Of Medicine, Malaria Research Laboratories ANDI Centre of Excellence for Malaria Translational Research Prof Akinyinka Western
Dr Gbotosho
Nigeria http://www.ui.edu.ng webcite
University of Lagos College Of Medicine ANDI Centre of Excellence for Malaria Diagnosis Prof Wole Western
Dr Oyibo
Nigeria http://www.unilag.edu.ng webcite
LaGray Chemical Company Ltd LaGray Chemical Company ANDI Centre of Excellence for Drug Manufacturing Dr Lartey Western
Ghana http://www.lagraychem.com webcite

The 38 successful ANDI Centres of Excellence in health innovation following a 4 step review process. The names of the CoE which reflects the competency of the institution as well as the contact information of head of the CoE and website are indicated.

The contact person is either the institutional head (in bold) or the lead responsible for the proposed center of excellence.

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