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Published September 16, 2021 / Public health

Togo ready to ratify the treaty for the creation of the African Drug Agency

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The fight against falsified and substandard pharmaceutical products is accelerating in Togo, a signatory and coordinator of the Lomé Initiative. This Wednesday, September 15, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft bill for the ratification of the treaty on the establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA).

Caption: Council of Ministers, © Togolese Republic.

The high-level roundtable of 25 May showed the health and security challenges of trafficking, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for concerted action including the creation of WADA. Although Africa is home to 17% of the world's population, only 3% of the medicines consumed by its inhabitants are produced on the continent.

 

The launch of WADA is progressing steadily thanks to the unwavering commitment of the African Union and its Special Envoy, Michel Sidibé. Ratification of the treaty by the signatory states of theLomé Initiative The ratification of the treaty by the signatory states of the African Union is foreseen by the political declaration signed in January 2020.

 

The Brazzaville Foundation accompanies the signatory countries of the Lomé Initiative in the ratification of international treaties and conventions (WADA, MEDICRIME) and in the setting up of national plans to fight against fake medicines.

 

Find the article published on the website of the Togolese Republic by clicking just here.