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High quality medicines for everyone

Brussels, 14 February 2022 - In the context of the Africa-EU Summit between the European Union and the African Union, which will take place in Brussels on 17 and 18 February, Belgium – together with Team Europe, the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and African partners – is organising a high-level panel to find structural solutions for equitable access to medicines and global health care.

Details: Online on Thursday 17 February 2022 at 11:00 to 13:00 CET.
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In response to the lessons learned from the current pandemic, the African Union is calling for a new public health model, with the aim of producing 60% of the necessary vaccines for Africa on the continent itself by 2040.

This event, organized at the initiative of Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir, wishes to draw attention to the conditions in which technology transfer, including the exchange of technical know-how, research and development on the one hand and a promoting regulatory framework, can be strengthened in a Euro-African partnership to guarantee quality medical products.


In attachment, you will find a provisional program as well as an introductory paper. These documents can also be found on the web page of the event.

L'ordre du jour complet du sommet Afrique-UE peut être consulté ici.

Keynote speakers and panelists:

  • Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir
  • Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, vice-president of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General World Health Organization
  • Mr. Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General, European Commission DG INTPA
  • Directors of renowned institutes, initiatives and several other Ministers and representatives of African and European countries involved in medicine production.


You can attend this panel discussion via the red button on top of this page, or by clicking here

Follow the debate online:

#HealthForAll #AfricaEU #BuildBackBetter #TeamEurope #TeamBelgium #TogetherTomorrowToday

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