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ADP stakeholders’ meeting: South–South exchange to support implementation

Last month, the ADP brought together the ADP country partners and stakeholders from Ghana, Indonesia, Tanzania and Thailand with the ADP Advisory Group and project team for a side-meeting at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was an opportunity for exchange between countries and to assess similarities and differences in ADP implementation. Countries with similar challenges shared certain common problems, approaches and experiences and benefited from one other’s lessons learned and solutions. Read more

African Union adopts Model Law on Medical Product Regulation

The Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last month adopted the Model Law on Medical Product Regulation. The Model Law provides a reference guide and systematic approach to the review and development of national legislation that will enable Member States to undertake their obligation to protect the health of their people. Furthermore, the Model Law will support the fight against the proliferation of substandard medical products on the continent, which poses a major public health threat. Read more

ADP Workshop: Competition Law and Access to Health Technologies

The ADP in collaboration with the University of Cape Town organized a workshop on “Strengthening the use of competition law to promote access to health technologies”, which addressed competition law as a critical policy tool to improve innovation, reduce prices, increase access and protect consumer welfare. The role of competition law in lowering antiretroviral (ARV) drug prices in South Africa was highlighted. The workshop promoted South–South exchange between participating countries including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa and Thailand. The workshop was held from 29-31 October 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

ADP supports Ghana’s National Medicines Policy

In light of recent public health reforms, the Ministry of Health in Ghana has embarked on revising its National Medicines Policy (NMP). The ADP provided technical support to develop a new NMP implementation plan, a concrete framework that prioritizes key activities and allocation of resources. The NMP implementation plan is also a useful advocacy tool for mobilizing resources. The ADP also provided technical support for the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan to track implementation progress and results of the NMP.


The ADP Project Brief – January 2016

The Project Brief provides a snapshot of the ADP’s strategic approach within the wider global health context, and recent results in focus and partner countries. Read more

The ADP Status Report 2015

The ADP Status Report 2015 covers the project’s work from 1 July 2014 to 15 May 2015. This report highlights the lessons learned from the ADP’s work on effective adoption of new health technologies in three focus countries – Ghana, Indonesia and Tanzania. Beyond country-level activities, the ADP has enabled South–South learning and exchange through regional activities and workshops in Africa and Asia, and is helping to build a robust knowledge base on access and delivery of new health technologies related to TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Read more

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