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USP Collaborates with African Institutions to Support Free Access to Quality Medicines and Vaccinations


To support increased access to quality medicines and vaccines in Africa, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), in collaboration with African institutions, is offering free access to the United States Pharmacopeia National Formulary (USP-NF) and the USP Education training library to all stakeholders within the African pharmaceutical ecosystem, including to regulators, laboratories, academia, and manufacturers.

The effort is in collaboration with the African Union Development Agency, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the Association of African Universities, and the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations. The initiative builds upon USP’s decades-long efforts to expand access to quality medical products in Africa.

The USP-NF includes more than 5,000 quality standards for medicines, both chemical and biologic; active pharmaceutical ingredients; and excipients (inactive ingredients).

“Scientific quality standards and a knowledgeable workforce with ability to apply them are important enablers to build trust and confidence in African-produced medical products,” said Ronald T. Piervincenzi, CEO of USP. “Through our shared efforts, we aim to dramatically advance the production and availability of quality medical products for people throughout Africa.”

Read more about the new resources on USP’s website.

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