Launching the ‘African Medicines Agency Countdown’

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

As the countdown begins for other nations to sign, Health Policy Watch will be keeping track on our newly-launched 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:

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.

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.


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