Cannabis Science has announced that Harvard Medical School’s Global Health Catalyst (GHC), American States University (ASU), and Elpasso Farms (South Africa), and Cannabis Science (CBIS) the signing of a collaboration agreement for development initiatives throughout Africa to strengthen its economic and healthcare infrastructure through education, agriculture, technology, and food security. This collaboration was initially discussed during the recently concluded GHC Summit at Harvard Medical School on May 25-27, 2018.
"One initial outcome of the collaboration will be the creation of a new University, the Pan African Agriculture and Commerce University (PAACU), with world-class education and research, focused on agriculture, food security, and healthcare accessibility throughout the African continent", the company explains.
“Our collaboration with CBIS, ASU, and Elpasso Farms will help to significantly elevate phytomedicines in global health, consistent with the goals of the Harvard GHC to promote improvements in global healthcare, and eliminate global health disparities using innovative and low-cost approaches,” states Dr. Wilfred Ngwa, GHC Director at Harvard Medical School. “Given PAACU’s pan-African focus on education, agriculture, food security, and healthcare throughout the African continent, PAACU will also provide a platform for establishing a center of excellence in phytomedicines care, research and education, building on some of the recent work at Harvard in this area, including research done by Harvard faculty in collaboration with CBIS, and other collaborative initiatives.”
“Elpasso Farms is in a unique position to have a positive impact in South Africa and throughout Africa,” stated Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge, CEO of Elpasso Farms and the first Pan African Ambassador for Food Security. “With the tremendous expertise available from GHC, CBIS, and ASU, we can help bring more focus to the importance of sustainable indigenous farming and food security as they contribute to the overall health of Africa’s population.”