November Special ECHO Session Nov 2022: Local Manufacturing of Diagnostics in Africa

November 28, 2022

On 17 November 2022, ASLM convened this special ECHO session on critical enablers and barriers for local manufacturing of diagnostics among African member states. The continent is heavily reliant on imported diagnostics, and in times of crisis, the continent is at greater risk, as supply chains tend to satisfy local needs first. True and equitable access to diagnostics will only be realised if local production is established and sustained. However, there are many barriers to viability of local industry across the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental divide. In this session, presentations from Prof Hassan Sefrioui, Director and Member of the Executive Board of Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science (MAScIR), and Prof Abdeladim Moumen, Director of Diagnostic Kits and Medical Devices highlight the success and barriers encountered by MAScIR during their journey towards local production of diagnostics tests. Please follow the links here to view the recorded ECHO session and download the presentation slides.