The EAC MRH Project will promote the harmonization of medicines registration in the region, which is a key contributor to public health and leads to rapid access to good quality, safe and effective medicines for priority diseases.
It seems that with the publication of a World Health Organisation-International Centre for Trade and Development report in December 2011, the long debate on the value of lower income countries manufacturing pharmaceuticals is converging on a conclusion: that local production is a key strategy if sustainable, predictable and equitable access to medicines is to be achieved.
The "Getting to Zero" campaign runs until 2015 and builds on last year's successful World AIDS Day "Light for Rights" initiative encompassing a range of vital issues identified by key affected populations.
The NEPAD Agency in collaboration with MINRESI organised a training workshop on the collection of STI. The workshop was the first in a series of workshops aimed at developing African capacity to collect and use STI indicators.