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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 Nwaka1, 2Email author,
  • Alexander Ochem1, 2,
  • Dominique Besson2,
  • Bernadette Ramirez2,
  • Foluke Fakorede1, 2,
  • 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
BMC International Health and Human Rights201212:11

DOI: 10.1186/1472-698X-12-11

Received: 13 December 2011

Accepted: 13 July 2012

Published: 27 July 2012

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13 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
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8 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - kenneth simiyu
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7 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Solomon Nwaka
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7 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
26 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Robert Geneau
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13 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
27 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-698X-12-11

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Authors’ Affiliations

African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization
Theodore Bilharz Research Institute
Fordsin Pharmacare Systems Ltd
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
University of Yaoundé
Technology Innovation Agency, Department of Science and Technology
University of Nairobi
Department of Science and Technology
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization
European Commission, DG Research
University of Malawi
Health Development Consultant