African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF)


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34 Countries

in the African Region have quality control laboratories in place.

40 Countries

have developed legislation for medical products, only. 

21 Countries

have full-time regulatory personnel conducting assessment of quality and preclinical data.



AVAREF is the African Vaccine Regulatory Forum, a network of ethics committees and national medicines regulatory authorities of African countries.

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AVAREF has four bodies that manage its strategic and operational functions viz - the Assembly; Steering Committee; Technical Coordination Committee; and, Secretariat. The Assembly is the overarching body of AVAREF. A special session is convened at the African Medicines Regulators Conference that is attended by all heads of agencies, that forms the Assembly.

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Steering Committee Members