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Africa’s centralised medicine regulatory management information system requirements gathering

World Bank / AU - Establishing system requirements to improve access to quality, safe and efficacious medical products and health technologies on the continent.

SDG 3 - Good Health And Well-Being

Project Detail

Background

The African Medicines Agency (AMA) was established in 2011 under the jurisdiction of the Africa Medicines Regulatory Harmonisation Multi-Donor Trust Fund (AMRH) and the African Union (AU), with financial support from the World Bank, to establish a continental management information system to aid in the sharing of regulatory data and information on medicines among African countries. This was a drive to enhance access to high-quality medications and provide medical product regulation to ensure quality, safety, and to contribute to the promotion and protection of public health and better health outcomes, particularly in developing nations. 

Solution

The World Bank Group contracted Bewsys to scope the existing IMS at all levels, as well as make policy and technical suggestions on viable solutions to improve the sharing of regulatory data and information on medications among African countries. 

Impact

The research identified modules such as Product Registration, Inspections Modules for GDP and GMP, among many others that gave a guideline to the AU on the optimum method to use in enabling the sharing of regulatory data and information on medications among African countries. This was an important step toward developing a continental IMS and also focused on attainment of UN SDG 3 on a long-term basis, which is good health and wellbeing.



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