VHI - Africa Technical Research Centre (VHI-ATRC)

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VHI - Africa Technical Research Centre (VHI-ATRC)

  • Overview

    Summary

    A new African Technical Centre will be built with 3 main labs (Vector, Agronomy and Analytic). More than USD$1.5 million will be invested to build and staff this facility. Global research conducted

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2012 – Facility completion and staffing

    • 2012 – Operational (rearing insects and screening)

    • Details

      This facility will be complimentary to our fight against malaria activites, testing new active ingredients for efficacy and safety. This lab will be the (at least one of) largest of its type in East/Central Africa and allow intensive screening and a depth of research not availble elsewhere in Africa. This facility will also create opportunities for the establishment of “local experts”. We are hopeful that this lab can cooperate with other international research institutions. We have high expectations that this lab will contribute to the improvement of African agriculture and the control of harmful vectors.

      Supporting resources

      Sumitomo Chemical will provide financial as well as technical support (staff and in kind).

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 12. Responsible consumption and production
      Issue areas
      Food and Agriculture; Health; Poverty
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Agriculture and livestock; Chemicals; Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      United Republic of Tanzania

      Partners

      Names of committing organisations Names of additional partners

      A to Z Textile Mills Ltd. website http://www.atoztextiles.co/index.php
      They are our 50/50 joint partners in the VHI (Vector Health International) venture that produces Olyset Nets in Arusha, Tanzania

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.