Gabon partners PACT in digital solutions to combat HIV, Covid-19

GABON – Gabon has been selected as one of the partnering countries involved in the Partnerships to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) initiative in Africa. The project, developed under a partnership between UNAIDS and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, aims at fostering collective action to respond to the colliding HIV and COVID-19 pandemics through strengthened community engagement, including the deployment of community health workers. The UNAIDS Country Office for Gabon, in collaboration with other stakeholders, has chosen, as a starting point, to involve community actors to support the…

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African Medicines Agency set in motion following 15 enactments from member states

GABON – The Republic of Gabon has become the 14th member state to deposit the instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) to the AU Commission  after endorsing it on the 1st October 2021. The African Medicines Agency (AMA) is a proposed specialized agency of the African Union (AU) intended to facilitate the harmonization of medical regulation throughout the African Union. AMA aims to provide support for the improvement of weak regulatory systems. AMA will, among other functions, coordinate and strengthen ongoing initiatives to harmonize medical products regulation…

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OPN contracts African expert mPharma as technical partner for operational redesign

GABON – The National Pharmaceutical Office (OPN), a public purchasing center for medicines and other health products, recently placed under the management of the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS), has signed a technical partnership agreement with mPharma. The FGIS invests in the realization of shared prosperity for the benefit of the Gabonese population and future generations. As a partner of the government’s action, defined in the 2021-2023 Transformation Acceleration Plan, the Fund intervenes in three strategic sectors: infrastructure financing, support for SMEs and support for the social sectors. Its approach…

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