The fight against falsified and substandard pharmaceutical products steps up in Togo, signatory and coordinator of the Lomé Initiative. On Wednesday 15 September, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft law for the ratification of the treaty on the creation of the African Medicines Agency (AMA).
The high-level roundtable on 25 May highlighted the public health and security challenges of trafficking, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for concerted action, including the creation of AMA. 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 AMA is progressing steadily thanks to the strong commitment of the African Union and its Special Envoy, Michel Sidibé. The ratification of the treaty by the signatory states of the Lomé Initiative is foreseen by the political declaration signed in January 2020.
The Brazzaville Foundation supports the signatory countries of the Lomé Initiative in the ratification of international treaties and conventions (AMA, MEDICRIME) and in the implementation of national plans to fight against fake medicines.
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