Accelerating Patient Access to Medicines and Vaccines in Africa
CCA’s Health Security and Resilience Initiative hosted a virtual roundtable on – Accelerating Patient Access to Medicines and Vaccines in Africa on Tuesday, November 9. The COVID-19 pandemic has been highly disruptive in many ways and has exacerbated the ability of regulatory agencies to meet the sudden high demand for approving new medicines and vaccines, ranging from significant disruptions in global supply chains to the switch to remote working in both companies and governments.
This panel discussion focused on the opportunity for companies and governments to learn from the best practices that occurred during the crisis and to implement innovative ways of working to modernize and strengthen regulatory systems in Africa beyond the COVID pandemic.
- Leah Kaplow – McKinsey (Moderator)
- Mimi Darko, CEO, Ghana Food and Drugs Authority
- Bonface Fundafunda, CEO, Africa Resource Centre
- John Mwangi, Co-Chair, African Regulatory Network, IFPMA