The Republic of Zimbabwe Deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA)



The Republic of Zimbabwe Deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA)

The Republic of Zimbabwe is looking forward to the operationalization of AMA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 18, 2021/APO Group/ —

The Republic of Zimbabwe becomes the eleventh (12th) Member State to deposit the instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA). The Republic of Zimbabwe ratified the Treaty for the establishment of AMA on 31 August 2021 in Harare, Zimbabwe and deposited the instrument of accession, to the Commission of the African Union (AU) on 17 September 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Sabelo Mbokazi, Head of Labor, Employment and Migration, at the Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS) Directorate, on behalf of the African Union Commission received the instrument from the Zimbabwe delegation.

Speaking during the official deposit, the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Ethiopia and the African Union H.E. Taonga Mushayavanhu noted that the deposit will add to the number of deposits required to meet the expected target of 15 deposits for the Treaty to come into force. “The Republic of Zimbabwe is looking forward to the operationalization of AMA and to contribute to the important role that the Agency will play in the standardization and regulation of medicines and medical products in the continent,” the Ambassador said.

The ratification and deposit of the instrument follows a high-level advocacy engagement between H.E President H.E. President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the Republic of Zimbabwe with Honourable Michel Sidibé the African Union Special Envoy for the AMA on 18 May, 2021 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Agency’s main function will be to promote the use of quality assured, safe and efficacious medicines, medical products and medical technologies in Africa. AMA will also monitor the medicines market through the collection of samples in every State Party to ensure the quality of selected drugs, have them analysed and provide the results to State Parties and other interested parties, who will thus have reliable information on the quality of the drugs circulating in their countries and, where necessary, will take appropriate measures.

Seventeen (17) member states have ratified the AMA Treaty and twelve (12) of these have deposited the instruments of ratification to the Commission. The AMA Treaty will enter into Force 30 days upon the deposit of the 15th instrument of ratification at the Commission. Pending the deposit of the 15th instrument of ratification, the Commission has invited member states to submit proposals for the hosting of the Africa Medicines Agency Headquarters. The Commission has also further extended the deadline for submission of interest to host the AMA up to 15th October 2021 per the ruling of the PRC on 6th September 2021. The Commission expects to have the establishment and operationalization of the AMA in full progress in 2022.

The African Union Commission encourages all its Member States to sign and ratify the Treaty for the establishment of AMA in the interest of public health, safety and security. The Treaty is available for signature at the Headquarters of the Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

First Bank makes U-turn, confirms Otedola’s acquisition of 5.07% equity stake Meet the brave Abuja-Kaduna train driver, Ziya’u Yusuf, who survived gun and bomb attacks Galmudug communities push for greater participation of women in politics NOUN matriculates 14,953 students for 2020/2021 academic session Buratai’s comments on North-East insecurity quoted out of context – CSO Travel of Acting Deputy Secretary Lempert to Tunisia and Libya High-level United Nations delegation to visit farmers and review progress of rural development projects in Egypt Turkey’s Erdogan orders expulsion of 10 ambassadors 837 inmates escaped from Oyo Prison, 262 recaptured – Official Congress: APC panel arrives Kano, upholds Abdullahi Abbas election Six killed by landmine in Senegal’s Casamance region Mount bags treble as Chelsea hit Norwich for seven 65th birthday: Kwankwaso commissions rehab center, Juma’at mosque in Kano China passes law to reduce pressure on children from homework NOUN V-C assures 14,953 newly admitted students of better welfare Osun gov.calls for collaboration of all levels of govt. to address insecurity  NCAC inaugurates Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club Cooperative signs MoU with U.S. based Mushroom Farms to enhance market Onukwue succeeds Ezeagu as ASHON’s Chairman UN urged to press Mali junta over summary executions UNMISS, Humanitarian Partners and Government Representatives Attend Happy United Nations Day CAC to complement FG’s poverty alleviation programme Carjackers steal woman’s car alongside 2 children Italian far-right leader Salvini faces court in migrant trial United States donates additional 1.4 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Egypt Terrorists abduct 2 graduates heading to Sokoto, Kebbi NYSC camps — Police China rewards 50 Nigerians for contribution to advance relations with Nigeria Key initiatives announced at the UNESCO International Conference to combat illicit trafficking in cultural property AMISOM holds discussions on women’s political participation in Somalia US targeting Feb. 2022 to launch new lunar program Artemis Foreign Ministry participates in Libyan stabilization conference in Tripoli #EndSARS: Edo govt pledges to pay N190m compensation to victims Gunmen attack prison in Oyo, free inmates WHO unveils new analysis tools on ESPEN data portal NYCN declares support for Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition Minister directs early completion of Zungeru power plant Biden delays release of JFK assassination files BPE to uphold core values — Okoh Insurgency: Borno to close IDPs camps by Dec. 31 FG creates 74,413 employments through environmental projects Former associate of Trump’s lawyer found guilty of illegal campaign Climate change: Are wealthy polluters leaving vulnerable Africa behind? Sudan’s mass protests back civilian rule but army remains strong NDIC urges collaborations in cyber crime fight COVID-19: Banks still stable, resilient, says CBN Lagos acquires 750 hectares farmland for feedlots First Bank denies Otedola’s acquisition CBN supports healthcare sector with N200 billion to tackle medical tourism Niger confirms 11 security personnel killed in attack Court acquits ex-SEC boss, Munir Gwarzo, says ICPC failed to prove case against him