OpEd – Leveraging South Africa’s maturity level 3 to strengthen regulatory systems in the Africa region: What is next?

The establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) will significantly contribute to the improvement of healthcare delivery across the continent and better overall health of African citizens.

Africa continues to be a growing continent in many aspects. It is expected that the population of young Africans will constitute 42% of global youth by 2030. As the continent’s population grows, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is also growing at an unprecedented rate, surging from $19-billion (about R360-billion) in 2012 to a monumental $66-billion (about R1.2-trillion) by 2022.

Read the complete OpEd published on Bhekisisa – Centre for Health Journalism website.