Launching the ‘African Medicines Agency Countdown’

More than half of the African Union’s 55 member states have now signed and/or ratified the African Medicines Agency Treaty.

As the countdown for other nations to sign continues, Health Policy Watch is tracking progress on our AMA Countdown, website developed in collaboration with the African Medicines Agency Treaty Alliance.  Here you can find the latest data on who has signed the treaty, ratified the treaty – and who is yet to sign.

The AMA will be the second continental-wide health agency after the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). It’s mission will be to harmonize regulatory policies around the approval of new medicines – so that the newest and highest quality treatments can get to markets faster.

See these other useful links to sources and resources related to the African Medicines Agency Treaty processes:

Multimedia available for download:

Find up-to-date infographics describing what countries have signed, signed and ratified, and signed, ratified and deposited the AMA treaty – in .png and interactive formats available for embed or download.

African Union FAQs on the AMA Treaty

Click to access 41269-doc-AMA_FAQs_rev.pdf

Official African Union infographic repository

Multilingual links to the AMA Treaty: 

The AMA Treaty in English:

The AMA Treaty in French:

The AMA Treaty in Arabic:

The AMA Treaty in Portuguese:

African Medicines Agency Treaty Alliance:

AMATA joint statement, 5 November 2021, at the time that the AMA Treaty came into force.

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