The African Medicines Agency came into force on 5 November with 15 countries formally joined

More than half of the African Nations have now signed the treaty – 28 of the African Union’s 55 member states.

Côte d’Ivoire and Uganda are the most recent signatories, signing on 29 October & 4 November respectively.

The AMA will generate snow-balling benefits for the continent as more AU member states sign and ratify the treaty.

Here’s the countdown of countries:


Ratified & Deposited


Ratified But Not Deposited


Signed But Not Ratified


Neither Ratified nor Signed
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