27-29 November 2017
Accra, Ghana
3rd Biennial Scientific Conference

Theme: Sustaining the Momentum for Regulatory Harmonization in Africa

The overall goal of the 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa is to review progress and deliberate on actions for sustaining the momentum for regulatory systems strengthening and harmonisation in Africa. Specifically, the conference will review progress in regulatory systems strengthening and harmonisation in Africa for improved access to medical products and health technologies. It will also identify actions towards sustaining the momentum of regulatory harmonisation in Africa and facilitate a platform to share lessons and best practices in regulatory systems strengthening. Furthermore, the conference will facilitate collaboration and networking among different stakeholders including regulators, policymakers, academia, scientific community, private sector and civil society.

The theme for the conference in 2017 is “Sustaining the Momentum for Regulatory Harmonization in Africa”. This theme will enable participants to contribute towards the future of regulation and harmonisation in Africa. The conference will also provide a platform for stakeholders to brainstorm on role of ethical and regulatory approval of clinical trials in bridging the gap between research and development given the existing vacuum in advancing clinical trials that are relevant for diseases affecting African countries.


The Organizing Committee is comprised of the NEPAD Agency, the African Union Commission (AUC), the World Health Organization (WHO) International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), National Medicines Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Health Organizations (RHOs).


Please register for the Conference online. Further information and invitation letters will be sent out shortly.

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