17 May Regulatory experts from African countries visit the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut to discuss future cooperation with vaccine experts
17 May 2022
At a four-day meeting at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, representatives of the regulatory authorities in Ghana (Food and Drugs Authority, FDA), Rwanda (Food and Drugs Authority, FDA), South Africa (South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, SAHPRA) and Senegal (Agence sénégalaise de Réglementation Pharmaceutique, ARP) discussed future cooperation with vaccine experts from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut and experts from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (the German National Metrology Institute, PTB).
The goal of the meeting was to further strengthen the authorities’ regulatory capabilities so that they can fulfill their obligations to monitor vaccine production in Africa in accordance with international standards. Representatives from the economic regions of East Africa (East African Community, EAC) and Southern Africa (Southern African Development Community, SADC) as well as the African Union Development Agency (New Partnership for Africa’s Development, AUDA-NEPAD), the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) took part in the meeting.