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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Life expectancy at birth
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Stillbirth rate
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Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits
Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits
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Implementation of AMRH Initiative

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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Implementation of the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonisation (AMRH) Initiative
Year-range of Data:2018
Source:New Partnership for Africa's Development, NEPAD, the technical body of the African Union
Link to Source:http://www.nepad.org/resources
Date Source Published:20th February 2018
Date Source Accessed:20th February 2018
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Implementation of AMRH Initiative

What does it mean ?

Through the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH), regional economic communities and organizations are supported to develop and implement Medicines Regulation Harmonization (MRH) projects that enable member states to harmonise technical requirements and standards, jointly assess applications and inspect manufacturing sites, and streamline decision making processes.

Why does it matter ?

In many African countries, it has been a challenge to ensure the availability of safe, good quality and reasonably priced medicines. This is mainly contributed by non-existent, weak or out-of-date policies and legal frameworks, limited financial and human resources and weak infrastructure, just to mention a few. The objective of the AMRH programme is to improve regulatory capacity, establish and improve regulatory standards and requirements and facilitate access to safe and good quality medicines for African people. Initiated by Partners in 2009, the AMRH initiative focusses on harmonisation of processes and technical requirements for registration of generic medicines, with the ultimate goal being to expand the scope to cover all regulatory functions and products while transitioning into the establishment of the African Medicines Agency.

How is it collected ?

NEPAD as a technical arm of the African Union (AU) in collaboration with Partners, is supporting national medicines regulatory authorities (NMRAs) through their respective regional economic communities (RECs) and regional organizations (ROs) to harmonise regulatory policies, requirements, standards and practice in line with internationally acceptable norms. This includes activities such as pharmacovigilance, clinical trials oversight and registration of vaccines, medical devises and diagnostics among others depending on identified needs. The data are collected through NEPAD's Planning and Coordination Agency and from their MRH Project database.

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The data are available from the NEPAD website following the link provided below:

http://www.nepad.org/resources

NEPAD are also developing 'Guidelines for Monitoring and Evaluation of Medical products Regulatory Systems and Harmonisation in Africa', which includes more than 30 indicators to assess country level progress in adhering to the AMRH. This monitoring framework will be available through the NEPAD website when finalised.

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This indicator shows which countries are participants to, and implementing, the AMRH Initiative.

You can read more about the AMRH initiative from the link on the NEPAD website: http://www.nepad.org/resources

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