PAVIA aims to improve the readiness of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) health systems to effectively deliver new medical products and to monitor their post-market safety.
PAVIA seeks to support African health systems to effectively and safely monitor, evaluate and deliver new medications locally.
The project focuses on developing local systems and improving the safety of new drugs aimed at treating multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The goal is to develop an effective system at country level for management and reporting of adverse reactions to this family of drugs. The results and lessons learned while focusing on the treatments for MDR-TB will be transferred by PAVIA to other public health programs such as the ones on HIV and malaria.
PAVIA is designed on a highly collaborative and synergetic partnership involving four partners from Europe and nine partners drawn from four sub – Saharan African Countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Swaziland and Tanzania). In each of these countries, representatives from three key organizations will work together to lead the project. They include:
• The National Medicine Regulatory Authority
• The National TB Public Health program, which is responsible for introducing new TB-related products and medications; and
• A Medical Research Institute connected to a local university
The activities in PAVIA are organised along 5 work packages in which our 13 partners adopt a collaborative approach in reaching our objectives. Alignment with relevant global and regional initiatives such as AMA (African Medicines Agency ) or NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Developmen)t is ensured through their representation on the PAVIA Advisory Board. At the end of the project, PAVIA will deliver a blueprint for strengthening the medication regulatory processes which can be implemented across other Sub-Sahara African countries, ultimately making medications safer for patients across the continent.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Università degli Studi di Verona
The Good Samaritan Foundation – Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority
Armauer Hansen Research Institute
Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia Institute of Human Virology Nigeria
University of Benin
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Swaziland
Ministry of Health – Swaziland
Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria and Kingdom of Eswatini
Europe: Netherlands, Italy