Current Programs

WIPO Re:Search
WIPO Re:Search is led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in partnership with BVGH and several leading pharmaceutical companies. Consortium membership includes academic and nonprofit research institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and budding biotechnology companies committed to addressing the unmet medical needs of the developing world.

 

Membership Program
The BVGH Membership Program offers Members a package of services that is designed to support and advance their global health activities such as expanding R&D, identifying international opportunities, and developing cross-sector collaborations.

 

Fund Finder
The BVGH FundFinder summarizes current funding opportunities for infectious disease researchers. As a single comprehensive source for relevant funding opportunities, this unique, sortable database streamlines the search for essential research funding.

 

Fellowship Programs
Through its Fellowship Program, BVGH coordinates and manages the short-term placement of biopharmaceutical company scientists at African research institutes. During these placements, company scientists work alongside the institutes’ researchers and share their individual skills and expertise through daily interactions and seminars focused on the methods, activities, and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. 

 

Nigerian Capacity Building Initiative
BVGH is launching a leadership development and capacity building program, the BVGH Nigerian Capacity Building Initiative (BNCBI), in partnership with the Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC) and Nigerian research institutions to create a stronger biomedical research and development base in the country.

 

Neglected Disease Product Pipeline
BVGH surveys the drug, diagnostics, and vaccines in use or in development for the management of neglected diseases.

 

Ebola R&D Consortium
BVGH proposed and coordinated an international consortium to develop anti-Ebola virus therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). These mAbs will be derived from blood samples of EVD patients who survived the current outbreak in western Africa.

 

Africa eLearning Initiative
BVGH is partnering with scientific associations to bring their eCourses and webinars, at no cost, to select research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. These eCourses are online offerings that provide the convenience of self-paced learning in numerous subjects in the biopharmaceutical sciences.

 

Meetings and Events
BVGH regularly posts information about global health meetings and events.

 

BIO International Convention - Africa Pavilion
The BIO International Convention annually convenes over 15,000 leaders from academic, scientific, business, and government sectors worldwide and is considered the world’s largest biopharmaceutical industry partnering event. Recognizing the need to expand the presence and representation of Africa at the Convention, BVGH organizes the Africa Pavilion. Pavilion exhibitors participate to raise awareness of their life science capabilities, attract biomedical R&D investment, and discover collaboration opportunities.