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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also known as the Gates Foundation, is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. Since its launch in 2000, the foundation has endowed and supported a broad range of high impact social, health, and education developments.

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Kevin Prudence

Kevin Prudence, an experienced human nutrition business professional, advises on nutritional ingredient innovation, product development, new business development, marketing and project management.


Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development

Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development is a non-profit organisation providing and promoting teaching and training of medicines development in South Africa and other African countries. A main objective is to bring together all relevant stakeholders, including academia, industry, regulatory authorities
and other institutions.


Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University

The Infectious Diseases Institute based at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University in Uganda is set up to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research
and capacity development.

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TASK is a clinical research organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa with a focus on performing clinical trials. TASK provides assistance to efficiently conduct studies for diagnosis, treatment or prevention of tuberculosis, as well as other prevalent diseases such as asthma, osteoarthritis and vaccine studies, where new and improved treatments are urgently needed.


H3D Foundation

The H3D Foundation was established in 2019 to create an absorptive capacity for securing, building and retaining skilled African scientists within innovative R&D. This will help to ensure the skills that Africa will need to move into the next decade as it seeks to become more self-reliant and to become a global player in innovative pharmaceutical R&D. The H3D Foundation will also be a convening platform and credible voice for evidence-based global health views aimed partly at countering misinformation particularly around research and science in Africa and partly at bridging the gap between laboratory and clinical activities as well as innovation and access in Africa.



H3D is Africa’s first integrated drug discovery and development centre. The Centre was founded at the University of Cape Town in April 2010 and pioneers world-class drug discovery in Africa.

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