A major constraint faced by vaccine manufacturers and distributors is the difficulty and delay in registering their products. This is a mandatory requirement in all countries but it is often an inefficient and costly experience – one that can easily deter private sector participation and affect the sustainable supply of quality veterinary products to the detriment of farmers who need these products at competitive prices.
Since 2010, we have been working to facilitate a process where vaccine registration in one country results in registration in other participating countries. Our goal is to set in process the necessary dialogue and regulatory activities that will achieve vaccine registration harmonisation arrangements in Africa. In addition to providing technical support in developing standardised tools and procedures to regulatory agencies, we work within the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) framework to implement the mutual recognition framework in East Africa and engage other RECs to in implementing appropriate activities.
To discuss regulatory harmonisation opportunities and information, contact our Policy & Advocacy department.