AfriSummit: “For A Healthier Africa”
AfriSummit is back, in its 3rd edition, and it will hybrid (both onsite and online), at the Triumph Plaza Hotel in Cairo, Egypt this year.
AfriSummit 2023 will consist of:
- Pharma Regulatory Affairs: 8th & 9th of October 2023 (HYBRID)
- Medical Device and IVD Regulations: 10th & 11th of October 2023 (HYBRID)
- eCTD Training: 10th of October 2023 (ONSITE)
- Pharmacovigilance Training: 1st & 2nd of November 2023 (ONLINE)
AfriSummit 2023 is a prominent summit dedicated to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the African continent in pharma and medical device regulations. It is a platform where leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and activists come together to discuss, strategize, and collaborate on shaping Africa’s regulations of pharma and medical device/medtech.
Through sharing knowledge, workshops, trainings, and networking opportunities, as well as panel discussions, AfriSummit 2023 seeks to inspire and mobilize African leaders and stakeholders to take proactive steps towards creating a prosperous and a healthier Africa.
Dr. Najiba Al Shezawy, the Managing Director of PRA Consultancy & Co-Founder of AfriSummit, states: “The third edition of AfriSummit will provide a forum for sharing best practices, showcasing innovative solutions, and highlighting success stories from various sectors across the continent. It encourages cross-border collaborations, investment opportunities, and the exchange of knowledge and expertise.”
Overall, AfriSummit 2023 serves as a platform for African leaders to come together, exchange ideas, and collectively work towards transforming the healthcare regulations in Africa that harnesses its reliance and growth of pharma and medtech (medical devices and iVDs). AfriSummit also aims to strengthen of African healthcare and pharma institutions to drive sustainable development and progress.
Dr. Mona Al Moussli, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of PRA Consultancy, emphasized “This year’s summit was acknowledged and supported greatly from the industry and the government authorities in Africa, since they aligned under the roof of upscaling the regulatory affairs reliance and harmonization in the continent, which was an absolute delight to be acknowledged and with this being said, AfriSummit is very promising this year.”
The purpose of the AfriSummit is to raise awareness about current and impending restrictions in the pharmaceutical and medical device/medtech businesses.
African National Drug Authorities have joined as participating authorities with their representatives that will be providing regulatory updates at the summit:
- Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA)
- South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)
- Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA)
- Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZMRA)
- Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)
- Ethiopian Food & Drug Authority (EFDA)
- Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC)
- National Drug Authority of Uganda (UNDA)
In sponsoring, Lorenz Life Sciences Group, represented by Vector Life Sciences as their Africa’s Partner, has joined as a workshop sponsor for the eCTD Training. ACG Inspection has also joined as a lunch sponsor and Cepheid has joined as a session sponsor.
As for associations from African Associations and Organizations that have joined to support and participate in this year’s AfriSummit: Mecomed, the Southern African Laboratory Diagnostics Association (SALDA South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) & Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI).
In addition, Africa Health Business has joined as a strategic partner, and AdvaMed who also joined as a supporting organization. As a knowledge partner, GS1 Egypt has joined AfriSummit, and the British University of Egypt that came as the education partner.
The summit is a uniting point for the four cardinal points (east, west, north & south) of the African Governmental Authorities to exchange and share knowledge, and sort out common challenges in the pharma and medical device industry, as well as discuss potential decisions to enhance Africa’s healthcare.
It revolves around a wide variety of topics and interactive sessions given by governmental and field professionals with the industry heads and newcomers in the pharma field that seek insights about registrations, rules, and updated regulations.
This year, AfriSummit is expected to have over 300 professionals, delegates & speakers from governmental entities and pharma and medical device regulations’ businesses. All attendees will be gathered to participate in industry leaders’ debates, in-depth discussions, analyses, Q&A, round tables’ meetings & much more.
The summit warmly welcomes sponsors, presenters, representatives, and exhibitors, making it an unmissable opportunity for professionals and experts in the African region. Attendees can expect meaningful interactions, the exchange of practical knowledge, and most importantly, valuable connections to be made at AfriSummit.
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