Dear TDR Global Africa Community,

We are delighted to kindly invite you to attend our last webinar in 2021.

Theme: Unlocking the African social innovation ecosystem

Date: Thursday 9th December 2021

Time: 2PM GMT/ 4PM CAT

Webinar registration link:

Now more than ever, African solutions are needed for Africa's challenges. What role can universities play to be a catalyst of the African social innovation eco-system? Come learn from the experience of Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi and University of Rwanda on how they have unlocked their country social innovation eco-systems by forming strategic cross-boundary partnerships that can support the achievement of Universal Health Coverage.


Dr Lind van Niekerk is the director of Chembe Collaborative, a global health and design consultancy.  She has designed and led health innovation projects in several countries, in partnership with universities, NGOs and multi-lateral agencies. She co-founded the Social Innovation in Health Initiative in 2014, and guided the establishment of country social innovation in health hubs.

Prof Don Mathanga is the director of Social Innovation in Health Initiative Malawi and Malaria Alert Centre a research affiliate of Kamuzu University of Health Services (KUHES). He has led multi-year epidemiological studies on Malaria in Malawi, the region and globally including Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme and co-led the establishment of a social innovation platform at KUHES.

Barwani Msiska is the project manager of Social Innovation in Health Initiative Malawi. She co-led the establishment of the Social Innovation platform at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences. She has mapped, promoted over 80 innovations and has conducted case study and policy research on social innovation.


Prof. David K Tumusiime, University of Rwanda.

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Thank you!

TDR Global Africa Node


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About TDR Global

TDR Global is a community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR to support the global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty. TDR Global members are TDR grantees, experts and researchers, TDR Staff, TDR sponsors and supporters.  The aim of TDR Global is to catalyze local collaborative actions for research on infectious diseases of poverty by creating an environment of interaction, networking and sharing.