Harmonization of National Pharmaceutical Policies in Central Africa
As part of sub-regional integration in the health sector, OCEAC, in partnership with the WHO Regional Office for Africa, has initiated a process to harmonize the national pharmaceutical policies of the six member countries. of CEMAC. This process was extended in 2010 to ECCAS countries that are not members of CEMAC.
The harmonization of pharmaceutical policies consists in bringing into agreement the various regulatory texts and practices that govern pharmacy with a view to opting for an identical and common line of conduct in the countries of the sub-region.
- to harmonize national pharmaceutical policies and existing practices;
- to adopt the approval procedures common to the six States;
- to improve drug procurement procedures;
- to set up a common price policy;
- to promote the development of human resources in the field of pharmacy and medicine.
- Cameroon Ministry of Health
- French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (French Cooperation)
- National Councils of Orders of Pharmacists
As part of the CEMAC/France partnership, a technical adviser, of French nationality, has been available to the project team since September 2011. The terms of reference include three major projects: this involves supporting the OCEAC within the framework of the project to set up common pharmaceutical regulations in the sub-region, and in particular on the harmonization component of national drug registration systems, the preparation of a special meeting on counterfeit drugs and the creation of a sub-regional faculty of pharmacy.
- Participation of OCEAC/HPPN in the AFSSAPS Franco-African Meeting 2012 (March 19 and 20, 2012, Paris)
- Interest of a regional pharmaceutical product quality control laboratory in the CEMAC zone
- FOURTH MEETING OF PHARMACY AND MEDICINE DIRECTORS OF CENTRAL AFRICA
- 2nd MEETING OF NATIONAL PHARMACY AND MEDICINE OFFICIALS
COMMON PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY DRAFT – Proyecto POLITICA FARMACEUTICA COMUN – COMMON PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY Project