This is the 4th African Regulatory Conference co-organised by the DIA and the IFPMA’s African Regulatory Network (ARN).
IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations) represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 1.3 million employees strive to develop and provide innovative medicines, biological products, and vaccines that improve patients’ lives worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health.
The ARN is an ad-hoc network of the Regulatory Policy and Technical Standards Committee (RPTS) of IFPMA. The association works in partnership with regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry in Africa to encourage greater harmonisation of regulatory requirements with the aim to help enable faster and expanded access to good quality innovative medicines for patients.
The African Regulatory Conference offers the opportunity for key stakeholders active in the region including Representatives from health authorities, local and multinational pharmaceutical companies, international, governmental and non-governmental organisations to exchange progressive views on key topics of interest and identify focus areas for ongoing efforts aimed to increase patient access to new and improved medicines.