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Operationalization of the AU Medicines Agency

After the fourth Mid-Year Coordination Meetings, the African Union (AU) announced it will put the African Medicines Agency (AMA) into action.

According to SAMATE CESSOUMA MINATA, the AU Commissioner for Health, a technical team has submitted a report to the Executive Council, which met in Lusaka, to choose the nation that will serve as the agency’s headquarters.

According to Ms. MINATA, 13 nations offered to host the Agency.

The AU Commissioner reports that the institution’s founding treaty has come into effect, 18 nations have ratified it, and 22 signatories have submitted their instruments with the Union.

According to Ms. MINATA, the Agency would work to control and lead the production of necessary medications for the continent.

She continues by saying that once the organization is up and running, African nations will also be able to produce supplies like masks and the Covid-19 vaccine.

This was said by Ms. MINATA yesterday during a press conference held in conjunction with the 41st Executive Council of the African Union (AU).

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