Regulatory Convergence for Pharmaceuticals in West Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Corporate Council on Africa will convene U.S. and West African pharmaceutical and medical device companies, government representatives and multilateral partners for a two-day workshop to develop action-oriented outcomes that advance regulatory harmonization and improve market access for essential medical products in Africa.

This workshop will spotlight the successes and lessons learned from the ECOWAS region, in particular, the operations of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) and the recent developments in regulatory agencies achieving higher levels of maturity based on the WHO Benchmarking process.

Sessions will also address anticipated healthcare regulatory harmonization developments in the ECOWAS region, including strengthening regulatory systems, governance, transparency, and efficiency in pharmaceutical regulations and navigating medical devices regulatory pathways from the perspectives of innovators, local manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders in the value chain. The program provides ample opportunities for attendees to network and connect with industry leaders and government decision-makers.

This event is the third of five regional workshops in USTDA’s Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products in Africa series.

Click here to register before July 11, 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 experience of WAHO and other key regulatory agencies in the region.
  • Learn how technology can improve communication, regulatory process efficiency, transparency and governance.
  • Participate in B2B and B2G discussions about what is needed to accelerate the transition to continent-wide harmonization.
  • See live demonstrations of medical devices to show regulatory diversity.
  • Hear about case studies on pharmaceuticals regulatory review in the region.


For more information, contact Morayor Essieh, Program Manager at
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Jul 16 - 17 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Transcorp Hilton
Abuja, Nigeria



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