About Us Overview

We believe this global community is the group that will establish sustainable medicines in Africa and lead to production of quality medicines in Africa by Africans. Currently, this community numbers over 350 members including about 200 graduates of Purdue’s certificate and master’s programs in the US, about 140 graduates of the IPAT certificate and Purdue’s master’s program at Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy in Africa, and our professors and industry leaders who have taught in the program over the years.

In the education segment of our global community we are in the process of seeking external funding for the next phase in our sustainability plan including establishing collaborations with universities in Africa with the ultimate goal to deliver joint graduate degrees in Africa. We have already achieved one cohort of graduates, with a testimonial of the significance of the program here

For the quality medicines segment, we have been fortunate to collaborate with Medical Missionaries of Mary (Sister Zita Ekeocha serving as consultant and liaison), along with the assistance of the Merck Clark Fellows program to set up a GMP quality medicines laboratory equipped with three HPLCs in Kilimanjaro. We are focusing on medicines on the WHO essential medicines list as well as eye drops that are made in the infusion units facility at Kilimanjaro. 

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