South Africa – Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations

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The idea to establish the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations was born at the GIZ/United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Conference on Local Production in April 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. The regional pharmaceutical associations in attendance recognised that they shared common challenges and opportunities in the pharmaceutical generic medicines manufacturing sector in Africa. Collectively they would be able to share strategies to address the challenges and to strongly enhance the opportunities through advocacy.

At a meeting held on 11 May 2012, the following 3 regional associations agreed to officially form the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufactures Associations (FAPMA):

Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FEAPM),
Southern African Generic Medicines Association (SAGMA); and
West African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (WAPMA)

The Federation was officially inaugurated and publicly launched on 25 January 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The following were finalised at the inaugural meeting

FAPMA Vision
To be a vibrant and self-sustaining pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Africa by providing quality and affordable medicines so as to contribute to the reduction of disease burden and promote economic development of the continent.

FAPMA Mission
To facilitate collaboration between regional pharmaceutical manufacturing associations, to address the common challenges faced by the industry and to enhance opportunities towards self-sufficiency through advocacy and partnership with other stakeholders in promoting the production of quality, affordable medicines.

FAPMA Constitution
A copy of the approved constitution is available on request.

FAPMA membership
Membership is open to all pharmaceutical manufacturers’ regional associations. The founding and current members are:

Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FEAPM)
Southern African Generic Medicines Association (SAGMA) and
West African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (WAPMA)

FAPMA Board
Term of office will be from January 2013 to January 2015.

Regional Association Board Member
FEAPM Mr. Nazeem Mohamed – Secretary
FEAPM Mr. Dhirendra Shah
SAGMA Mr. Emmanuel Mujuru – Vice-Chair
SAGMA Mr. Scott Senwelo – Treasurer
WAPMA Mr. Olubunmi Olaopa
WAPMA Mr. Paul Lartey – Chair

SAGMA was appointed the secretariat for FAPMA.

[Source : sagma.net]

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