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Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products in Southern Africa

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Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products in Southern Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host the second event in its workshop series on Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products in Africa on March 12 & 13, 2024 at the Radisson Blue Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.This workshop will convene U.S. and Southern African pharmaceutical and medical device companies, government representatives and multilateral partners for a two-day workshop to develop action-oriented outcomes that advance regulatory harmonization and improve market access for essential medical products in Africa.

The workshop will spotlight the successes and lessons learned from the decade-old ZAZIBONA program, a pioneer in efforts to develop cross-border healthcare regulatory alignment between nine African countries.

Sessions will also address anticipated healthcare regulatory harmonization developments in the SADC region, as well as opportunities to strengthen regulatory systems and improve efficiencies, governance and transparency in regulating medicines. For medical devices, attention will be given to navigating medical devices regulatory pathways from the perspectives of innovators, local manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders in the value chain. The program is designed to provide ample opportunities for attendees to network and make connections with industry leaders and government decision-makers.

This event is the second of five regional workshops in USTDA’s Regulatory Convergence for Healthcare Products in Africa series.

Click here to register before March 7. This event has limited capacity and is in-person only. Registration is for those attending in-person.

For more information contact Morayor Essieh, Program Manager at

Venue Name

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

Venue Address

Corner of Rivonia Rd and West
Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa