African Industrial Capacity Towards Critical Pharmaceutical And Medical Supplies

Background

Assembly Decision /AU/Dec.55(IV) taken during the Abuja Summit in January 2005 requested the AU Commission to develop a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) within the framework of the then NEPAD. In 2012 the 19th African Union Assembly Decision {Assembly AU/Dec.442(XIX)} on AU endorsed the PMPA Business plan which provides a package of technical and policy solution to the challenges hampering Africa’s progress to achieve the PMPA’s objective of creating a viable pharmaceutical industry that can provide in a sustainable manner the much needed essential medical products to improve public health outcomes while creating jobs and boosting research and development across the pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain. 

 

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AUDA-NEPAD and its consortium partners are convening a webinar on April 13th 2020 at 3 pm SAST (1pm GMT) with stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical industry to design and deploy strategies aimed at boosting local production and distribution of much-needed medical supplies for responding to COVID-19 such as diagnosis kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), reagents and medicines.

Keynote Speaker and Panelists

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

CEO: AUDA-NEPAD

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Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Regional Director: WHO

Dr. Skhumbuzo Ngozwana

President & Chief executive officer: Kiara Health

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Mr Nqobile Ndlovu

CEO: African Society for Laboratory Medicine

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Omilola, Babatunde Olumide

Manager: African Development Bank

Margaret-Ndomondo Sigonda

Head of Health Programs: AUDA-NEPAD

Dr. John Nkengasong

Director: African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Webinar Date Webinar Title Speakers Presentation link
13 April 2020
African Industrial Capacity Towards Critical Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti - Regional Director: WHO
Margaret-Ndomondo Sigonda - Head of Health Programs at AUDA-NEPAD
Dr. Ndlovu Nqobile - African Society for Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Skhumbuzo Ngozwana - President & Chief executive officer at Kiara Health
Dr. Babatunde Olumide Omilola - Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division African Development Bank