International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Designing and implementing an emerging pharmaceutical infrastructure in Africa

Activity by George Ruger   |   added on Jul 22, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Hudson Valley Science Café, and the American Chemical Society Mid Hudson section

Dr. Rolande Hodel, President and Founder of AidsFreeAfrica, will be discussing some of the work that her group has been doing in Cameroon to help them establish their own pharmaceutical infrastructure and production.

This will be an hour long talk, followed by a question and answer period, where Rolande Hodel will discuss her group's efforts to allow the people of Cameroon, as well as other countries in Africa, to develop their own pharmaceutical infrastructure in Africa.  The goal is to eventually have Africans be self sufficient in their pharmaceutical needs, rather than having to import them from other parts of the world. This event is part of the Hudson Valley Science Cafe's monthly events, cosponsored by the Mid Hudson section of the American Chemical Society.  It will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm at Diana's, 1015 Little Britain Rd (Route 207), New Windsor, just east of Stewart Newburgh airport.  See for menus and map.  A $3.00 admission fee includes coffee or tea.

This event is part of the celebration of the Health theme of the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

The Mission of AIDSfreeAFRICA is: AIDSfreeAFRICA is a community of professionals dedicated to empower Africans to be come self-sufficient in producing pharmaceuticals.

The Vision of AIDSfreeAFRICA is: Africa free of HIV/AIDS, to provide the world with the capacity to produce lifesaving drugs is an expression of our commitment to peace, health and human dignity. Guiding principles: Money donated to AIDSfreeAFRICA will be used to create lasting structures that are self-sufficient, perpetual and eventually operated independent of AIDSfreeAFRICA . Business statement: The goal is the emergence of a pharmaceutical infrastructure that provides Africans with access to affordable drugs, diagnostics and tests. AIDSfreeAFRICA gives technical advice and management expertise, arranges for training, provides donated equipment and makes available capital. AIDSfreeAFRICA facilitates the utilization of donor money in projects that have an immediate and profound impact on the lives of the recipients, their families and communities on a local level through microfinance programs.
Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: general public, professional chemists, students
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