DRC: Health Minister urges new pharmaceutical regulatory committee to step up fight against medicines that kill

12 November, Kinshasa - The Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr Jean-Jacques Mbungani, presided over the inauguration of the new committee of the Congolese Authority for Pharmaceutical Regulation (ACOREP) and urged its members to intensify efforts to combat medicines that kill.

 

Created on 5 March 2020, ACOREP's missions include authorising the marketing of medicines and monitoring the pharmaceutical market. Its main objective is to protect the population against the circulation of substandard and counterfeit medicines.

Alongside the Minister of Health and the Deputy Minister of Health, Ms Véronique Kilumba Nkulu, the new Director General, Mr Christian Ntumba Ngoy, his deputy and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors have committed themselves to accelerating the fight against falsified and substandard medicines and to promoting access to quality medicines.

The Brazzaville Foundation welcomes the commitment of the Congolese Presidency, the Ministry of Health and the new ACOREP committee. As a reminder, the DRC is a candidate to join the Lomé Initiative against Medicines that Kill and to fight in a systemic way against this deadly traffic, alongside six other African countries (Congo, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Togo and Uganda).

 

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