Regulatory Convergence for Pharmaceuticals in Southern Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host the second event in its workshop series on Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products in Africa on March 12 & 13, 2024 at the Radisson Blue Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. This workshop series is organized by the Corporate Council on Africa and includes five regionally focused workshops that convene pharmaceutical and medical device companies, U.S. and African government representatives and multilateral partners to discuss best practices and identify practical steps needed to strengthen regulatory systems and improve market access for essential medical products in Africa.
This workshop will spotlight the developments and successes of the ZAZIBONA program, which recently celebrated 10 years of operation. Panel discussions will also focus on what’s next for regulatory harmonization in the SADC region. For medical devices, attention will be given to navigating medical devices regulatory pathways from the perspectives of innovators, local manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders in the value chain. Outcomes of the workshop will be action-oriented and contribute towards the culmination of a continental view of regulatory harmonization for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.


Click here to register before March 7, 2024. This event has limited capacity and is in-person only. Registration is for those attending in-person.


Why You Should Attend:
  • Explore lessons learned from the implementation of the ZAZIBONA program.
  • Learn how technology can improve communication, regulatory process efficiency, transparency and governance.
  • Participate in B2B and B2G discussions about what is needed to transition to harmonization
  • Discover sustainable financing models for regulatory harmonization.
  • Understand the differences between medical devices vs pharma across the value chain.
  • See live demonstrations of new medical devices available in the market.


For more information, contact Morayor Essieh, Program Manager at


Mar 12 - 13 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
Johannesburg, South Africa



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