New recommendations to enhance registration processes of drugs for neglected diseases in Africa

[Geneva, Switzerland/ Pretoria, South Africa – February 19, 2010]
A report commissioned by DNDi assesses pathway to facilitate review of new neglected diseases’ drugs by African experts 
Today, at the ‘Council on Health Research for Development’ (COHRED)  and ‘The New Partnership for Africa’s Development’ (NEPAD) meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the George Institute for International Health release the report “Registering New Drugs: the African Context”. The report issues new recommendations to strengthen regulatory authorisation processes in Africa for drugs against neglected diseases.

Cohred & Nepad Meeting: Strengthening Pharmaceutical Innovation in Africa

[February 18-20, 2010]
Pretoria, South Africa
The meeting addressed the problems and challenges faced by African countries in their quest to increase access to medicines and research for innovative products, and to stimulate production of medicines in Africa. DNDi presented the background need for strengthened regulatory capacity in Africa in the Plenary session, and also held a Regulatory workshop. DNDi and the George Institute took advantage  of this meeting to launch their joint report: “Registering New Drugs: The African context”.

DNDi‘s Regulatory Workshop

[June 24, 2009]
Nairobi, Kenya
How to Strengthen Capacity in Africa for the Registration of New Drugs for Neglected Diseases? That was the topic discussed by more than 50 attendees at the workshop which was held during DNDi‘s 2nd Stakeholders’ and 3rd African Meetings, in Nairobi, Kenya.