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03 Aug
Add to Calendar 2023-08-03 02:00:00 2023-08-03 02:00:00 Virtual Orientation on Guidance for Regulation Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Medical Devices For regulators across Africa Maintaining the quality and performance of medical devices circulating in the market is vital. Achieving the required quality, safety, and performance of the medical devices involves assessment of a medical device’s technical file before granting authorization for sale or distribution.   The AMDF has already published a set of Guidelines on different regulatory functions related to medical devices.  To complement that set and recognizing the sensitivity and vulnerability of mothers, newborns and children and the unique requirements of medical devices for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), AMDF has just launched a guidance document of considerations for regulation of MNCH medical devices. Join this virtual orientation session for medical device assessors from the African continent on the technical resources available to guide regulation of medical devices and on the specific considerations for regulation of MNCH medical devices. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YUdigRksThGDhN1i6tdYvA dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
12 Jul
Add to Calendar 2023-07-12 02:00:00 2023-08-23 06:54:20 PIDA First 10-Year Implementation Report Launch - PIDA Day The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is a continental master plan for the period 2012-2040, approved by the AU Assembly along with its Institutional Architecture during the 18th Ordinary Session of the African Union at the end of January 2012. Its main purpose is to strengthen the consensus and ownership of large cross-border infrastructure projects that integrate Energy, Water, Transportation, and ICT development on a continental scale. PIDA is dedicated to facilitate continental integration in line with Agenda 2063 through improved regional infrastructure and designed to catalyse industrialisation in Africa as envisaged by the Accelerated Industrial Development for Africa (AIDA) initiative as well as enhance intra-African trade through the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA). The first phase of PIDA was translated into the PIDA Priority Action Plan 1 (PIDA PAP 1), which comprised a list of 433 regional priority projects for implementation from 2012 to 2020. Under the leadership of the AUC, PIDA stakeholders developed the second implementation phase of PIDA (PIDA PAP 2), with an implementation horizon from 2021 to 2030, which is made up of 69 projects from all the five designated AU regions. PIDA Day, as an advocacy and marketing event for PIDA, provides an opportunity to engage and exchange information on infrastructure development in Africa with crucial components for implementation of PIDA. These include regional infrastructure development in Africa over a decade; financing for PIDA projects; institutional arrangement and capacity development on PIDA stakeholders. dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
18 May
Launch of Grand Challenges Rwanda 18 - 19 May Country: Rwanda
Add to Calendar 2023-05-18 02:00:00 2023-05-19 02:00:00 Launch of Grand Challenges Rwanda On the 18th – 19th May 2023 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda will have the official launch of its National Grand Challenges. This process will be facilitated by the Rwanda National Council for Science and Technology (NCST). The National Grand Challenges forms a part of the initiatives under the Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation (OSTI) with the aims to establish national financing mechanisms across the AU Member States to accelerate investments in R&D. Additionally, the National Grand Challenges programme promotes Africa-led scientific innovations to ensure transition to scale by awarding seed and scale-up grants to Africa's most impressive solutions. Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Each initiative is an experiment in the use of challenges to focus innovation on making an impact. Individual challenges address some of the same problems, but from differing perspectives.  (See the Grand Challenges fact sheet). Rwanda dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
08 Apr
3rd AMRH Week Summary Report 08 April Country: Ghana
Add to Calendar 2023-04-08 02:00:00 2023-04-08 02:00:00 3rd AMRH Week Summary Report AMRH WEEK BACKGROUND  The African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) Initiative has over the last 13 years, been working to address challenges in the regulation of medical products in Africa by playing  a critical role in ensuring increased access to good quality, safe and efficacious medical products. This has been addressed in mainly two ways; regulatory systems strengthening and regulatory harmonisation.  From the 5th to the 9th of December experts and stakeholders gathered the 3rd AMRH Week to unpack the ways to ensure that as the continent moves towards the African Medicines Agency (AMA), no one is left behind, partners are well coordinated, and technical capabilities are strengthened. Africa has an ambitious goal, of being able to produce its own vaccines by 2030, and the conversations at the 3rd AMRH week also centred on how to fast track this goal under the guidance of the AMRH and the Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) structures.  The AMRH Week is an event convened every two years by the AMRH Joint Secretariat, which comprises the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with support from the African Union Commission (AUC). The ‘week’ brings together high-level African leaders and policy makers, members of AMRH Steering Committee (AMRH SC), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) the AMRH Technical Committees (AMRH TCs), the AMRH Partnership Platform (AMRH PP) as well other partners and stakeholders to showcase and celebrate the successes of AMRH as well as to reflect on progress, challenges and identify opportunities for continued improvement.  The 3rd AMRH Week took place more than two years into the pandemic, which persists and continues to pose a threat to the health and economic status of African countries. Issues such as inequitable access to vaccines are still rife as less than 25 percent of Africans are vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the pandemic has also presented opportunities for Africa. Specifically, the African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have called for the development of a framework to enable Africa to manufacture 60 percent of the vaccines it needs locally by 2040. Achieving this milestone will ensure self-reliance in the face of public health emergencies and beyond. With the launch of AMA on 5th of November 2021, the 3rd AMRH Week was even more consequential.  The AMRH Initiative is coordinating the support of multiple partners to accelerate the operationalisation of AMA. The 3rd AMRH Week presented a critical opportunity to share experiences, good practices, and innovative responses to the pandemic by African NRAs. Additionally, it presented an avenue to launch two significant reports on Africa’s pharmaceutical development and progress. Specifically, the report on the analysis of the current state of development of the local pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulatory capabilities in Africa Union (AU) recognized Regional Economic Communities (RECs).  Ghana dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
01 Feb
2nd Dakar Financing Summit for Africa's… 01 - 03 February Country: Senegal
Add to Calendar 2023-02-01 02:00:00 2023-02-03 02:00:00 2nd Dakar Financing Summit for Africa's Infrastructure Development Senegal dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
01 Feb
Agenda 2063 CoP User Training 01 - 03 February Country: Nigeria
Add to Calendar 2023-02-01 02:00:00 2023-02-03 02:00:00 Agenda 2063 CoP User Training Nigeria dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
05 Dec
Third AMRH Week 05 - 09 December Country: Ghana
Add to Calendar 2022-12-05 02:00:00 2022-12-09 02:00:00 Third AMRH Week The African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) Week is an event convened every two years by the AMRH Joint Secretariat which comprises the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with support from the African Union Commission (AUC). The ‘week’ brings together high-level African leaders and policy makers, members of AMRH Steering Committee (AMRH SC), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) the AMRH Technical Committees (AMRH TCs), the AMRH Partnership Platform (AMRH PP) as well other partners and stakeholders to showcase and celebrate the successes of AMRH as well as to reflect on progress, challenges and identify opportunities for continued improvement. Ghana dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public
31 Oct
Genome Editing Dialogue 31 October - 03 November Country: Kenya
Add to Calendar 2022-10-31 02:00:00 2022-11-03 02:00:00 Genome Editing Dialogue Kenya dijithadt@assyst.in Africa/Johannesburg public