The coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on May 30 2019 is one of the early achievements of the African Agenda 2063. Covering a population of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion, AfCFTA will be a defining force in the harmonisation of regulations and standards to promote more open trade.
This session will look at market size and offer insights on
To speak at this session we have invited regulators from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
The session will give the overview of the regulatory framework of each country and allow to understand the requirements for MedTech registration and manufacturing in each country individually.
This Q&A session will allow industry and regulators to discuss practical aspects around the development of international standards and regulations.
Standards harmonisation will promote safety, quality and effectiveness for products and services across Africa. For manufacturers trading across borders, harmonisation with clear rules also means efficiency of scale which results in affordability and accessibility.
This session will look at how having the right regulatory frameworks in place makes a country attractive for investment. Besides making a key contribution to that nation’s health economy, this can foster better access for all for all those signed up to the same standards and shared regulations.
Being able to take part in an international market can pay dividends for those willing to invest in it. A large market also presents opportunities to try out innovations and then role out the successes to a wider user base where clinicians and patients want the best health care.
This session will discuss what drives innovation, and how harmonised standards and regulations can be used to promote better market access
We will close the Forum with an interactive session discussion.
The audience will be divided into 7 groups. Each group will have a leader – an expert from an authority or Industry, who will moderate the discussion and let the participants share their experience with product registration East Africa