Chad signs Treaty for establishment of African Medicine Agency
The Republic of Chad becomes the eleventh AU member state that has signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicine Agency (AMA). The AMA treaty was adopted by Heads of States and Government during their 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly in Ethiopia, early last year.
The African Medicine Agency, will enter into force once ratified by fifteen African Union Member States will serve as the continental regulatory body. The Agency will provide leadership, to ensure that there are harmonized and strengthened regulatory systems, which govern the regulation of medicines and medical products on the African continent.
The Agency will regulate the access to safe, effective, good quality and affordable essential medicines and health technologies. AMA will do this through coordination of on-going regulatory systems, strengthening and harmonizing efforts of the AUC, RECs, Regional Health Organizations (RHOs) and member states, providing regulatory guidance.
Member States can sign the treaty at the Headquarters of the Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.