Treaty for Establishment of AMA Enters into Force –

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Addis Ababa, November 10, 2021(Walta) –  The African Medicines Agency is expected to open a new chapter for harmonization and regulation of the African pharmaceutical landscape, across the continent and the efforts to improve weak regulatory systems, it was indicated.

So far in total, 26 member states have signed the treaty.

In a statement declared yesterday, AU Said the African Union Commission continues to encourage all its member states to sign and ratify the Treaty for AMA in the interest of public health, safety and security.

The Commission shall proceed towards the establishment and full operationalization of the AMA at the earliest.

It is to be recalled that on 04 August 2021 the Commission invited member states to submit their expression of interest to host the headquarters of the African Medicines Agency.

In this regard, the Commission is in receipt of expression of interests from thirteen (13) member states, and preparations to commence the evaluation missions to determine the seat of the Agency are currently ongoing.

The AMA Treaty was adopted by Heads of States and Government during their 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly on 11 February 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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