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About the
Africa Pharma Conference 2019

The Conference

The NEPAD Agency, African Union Commission (AUC), and key stakeholders including the Consortium of Partners (in support of the PMPA) will convene a high-level, pan-African forum on improving access to essential medicines and facilitate local production.

The meeting will focus on establishing clear priorities for specific, coordinated and effective actions as well as Business to Business Platforms with support and commitment of senior policy makers to realize the vision of the African Heads of State and Government.

The overall aim of the forum is to facilitate concrete action that will improve access to affordable essential medicines and catalyze local production in Africa by harnessing high- level political commitment and workable solutions.

The forum will;

  • Examine the evidence as it relates to constraints, opportunities and examples of good practices;

  • Consider a broad range of related issues including those of harmonization of regulatory protocols, research and development, production, quality control, distribution, testing and diagnosis and health care capacity development, as well as incentives that can boost local production on the African continent such as the African Medicines Agency and other health systems initiatives;

  • Facilitate and forge business to business partnerships;

  • Articulate a set of recommended actions; The outcomes of the forum will be presented to African Union Organs such as the Assembly of Heads of State and Government for consideration.


    Date: June 4th – 5th, 2019

    Venue: Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa