History of Pan African Harmonization Working Party

The PAHWP was conceived in 2012 following stakeholder meetings in East Africa, with an interim secretariat within the East African Community.

A base line survey of regulation of medical devices and medical diagnostics in EAC Partner States was undertaken in October 2012.

The formation of PAHWP was announced in a satellite symposium at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine Conference on 3rd December 2012 in Cape Town.

The EAC Regional Task Force on Regulation of Medical Devices and Diagnostics meeting held in April 2013 in Dar-es-Salaam approved the proposed structure which was presented at the 1st African Regulatory Forum on Medical Diagnostics in July 2013.


Stakeholder Workshop, Nairobi July 2012

Dr Isaac Kadowa address the First African Forum in Nairobi, July 2013

Dr Stanley Sonoiya, Principle Health Officer, EAC Secretariat and Professor Rosanna Peeling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at the EAC Task Force meeting in April 2013.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have supported the formation of the PAHWP and the technical working groups with grant funding from Grand Challenges Canada.

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