African Medicines Agency Treaty Alliance
IFPMA is a founding member of the African Medicines Agency Treaty Alliance (AMATA), set up to advocate for the rapid ratification and implementation of the African Medicines Agency Treaty (AMA).
AMATA is a multistakeholder alliance representing patients, academia, civil society, and members of industry who have come together to advocate for the African Medicines Agency (AMA).
The goal is to galvanize and coordinate non-state actors to engage with the AMA. In this way, AMATA will help the AMA succeed in its mission of offering equitable access to quality, safe, and efficacious medicines and technologies for pandemic preparedness and a healthy Africa.
AMATA’s mission is to help strengthen the African pharmaceutical regulatory system and enable more timely access to innovative, safe, quality, and effective medicines and medical devices.
The initiative was born out of the 2017 International Alliance of Patients' Organizations '(IAPO) Entebbe Declaration and the 2021 Multistakeholder Call for AU Heads of State to Ratify AMA Treaty. The multistakeholder call was endorsed by 55 international organizations representing patients, industry, and civil society.
AMATA was officially launched on June 22, 2021, at the AMA High-Level Trilingual Virtual Event co-organized by IFPMA, Les Enterprises du Medicament (LEEM), and IAPO and convened by Michel Sidibe, AU Special Envoy for AMA.
It leverages the networks of each stakeholder and those of other groups that could potentially benefit from regulatory harmonization and that offer complementary expertise.
Watch AMATA’s video statement
Watch AMATA’s video statement marking AMA coming into force on November 5, 2021
Read AMATA’s latest statements
AMATA welcomes the decision for Rwanda to host headquarters of African Medicines Agency
Steering the work of AMATA
As well as IFPMA, the following organizations steer the work of the Alliance:
AMATA is a membership organization. Eligible organizations include:
- Non-governmental and other civil society organizations engaged in African health development
- African health professional associations such as those representing doctors, nurses, community health workers, and pharmacists.
- African academic and research bodies
- Non-state actors in official relationship with the WHO and their African members or chapters
- Public-private partnerships, including medicines and health devices
- African and international trade associations
Become a member
If you would like to become a member of AMATA, please return a completed Application Form to email@example.com.