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About CDT-Africa, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University

The Center for innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a semi-autonomous, World Bank supported regional center of excellence for education and research.


Africa-based, world-class center that provides ground-breaking discoveries and inventions of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions


Support equitable access to interventions (Medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high quality capacity development for novel therapeutic discoveries supported by clinical trials.


  • Increase human and infrastructure capacity
  • High quality research for therapeutic discovery
  • Skill development for industrial manufacturing in Africa
  • Sustainable impact through medicinal plants conservation, public and policy engagement, and sustainable financing