Togo Approves Creation of the African Medicine Agency

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Friday, 17 September 2021 11:52
Togo Approves Creation of the African Medicine Agency

(Togo First) - Togo will sign the African Medicine Agency (AMA) treaty. The country’s council of ministers recently examined and passed the draft bill that approves the treaty’s ratification. 

Through this approval, Lomé wants to “consolidate its efforts relative to the fight against fake and low-quality drugs.” This is the goal of “the Lomé initiative” launched on January 18, 2020, by President Faure Gnassingbe.

According to the government, ratifying the AMA treaty will also allow the country to reinforce its universal healthcare strategy. In this regard, last week, the ministers’ council examined and passed a draft bill establishing the Universal Health Insurance (AMU).

African States adopted the AMA treaty on February 11, 2019, in Addis Ababa. The treaty aims to facilitate a coordinated response by signatories amid health crises, monitor and mitigate the risk of shortage of drugs and other crucial products like vaccines.

Esaïe Edoh

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