Thursday, 24 March 2011

International conference on local pharmaceutical production co-hosted by GIZ, UNCTAD and UNIDO

CAPE TOWN, 24 March 2011 – The development and financing of local pharmaceutical industries in Africa, as well as quality control, technology transfer and the use of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) and the harmonization of drug regulation will be the focus of an international conference in Cape Town from 4 to 6 April.

The event will bring together representatives of pharmaceutical companies and associations in Africa and other developing countries, ministries of health, ministries of industry and trade, drug regulatory authorities, patent offices, judges associations, international organizations, civil society and academia.  

As health is a very important prerequisite to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), further developing local manufacturing has the potential to positively impact the health outcomes in developing countries, as well as add to economic growth.

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For more information please contact:

Juergen Reinhardt
UNIDO Project Manager
Phone: +43-1-26026-3405

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