AU Treaty for the Establishment of the African Medicines Agency

Zimbabwe signed the Treaty for the Establishment of the African Medicines Agency when it was adopted by the AU Summit in February 2019.  The Government, wishing to ratify the Treaty, has put down a motion in the National Assembly for consideration on 17th August 2021 for the House to approve the ratification of the Treaty in terms of section 327 of the Constitution.  The motion will also need to be approved by the Senate.

The African Medicines Agency is a specialized agency of the African Union.  Its function is to enhance the capacity of States Parties and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), to regulate medical products in order to improve access to quality, safe and efficacious medical products on the continent.

The first document downloadable below is the current [11th August 2021] Status List for the Treaty of showing signatures, ratifications and accessions to the Treaty  to date..

The second downloadable document below is the text of the Treaty. 

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