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.

Infectious Diseases Institute – Makerere University

IDI is a centre of excellence, which is part of Uganda’s preeminent medical training institution, the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. IDI is registered as a non-government organization, is owned by Makerere University, and is funded by both public and private resources. IDI’s focus is strengthening care and treatment of HIV and related infectious diseases – for people living with HIV across Africa. IDI facilitates this through offering high quality training for health workers; research on best practices related to HIV in low resource settings; and advanced clinical services that support the development of new models of care.

University of Cape Town

UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff; advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

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.

Strathmore University

Strathmore is a modern university with a global outlook, whose strategic plan aims at helping it realise the deep-rooted vision of becoming a leading outcome-driven entrepreneurial research University by translating excellence into a major contribution to culture, economic wellbeing, and quality of life. The University continues to make its mark with quality, well-directed teaching and research, and an enriching experience for our students – both locally and internationally.

CP+ Associates

CP+ is a social venture that develops scientific capability in low and middle income countries (LMIC). The focus is on healthcare via the drug discovery and development sciences.

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.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Pharmacometrics Africa gratefully acknowledges grant funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to run capacity development activities in the quantitative sciences as well as partial funding to host the 2020 World Conference on Pharmacometrics in Cape Town, South Africa.