The European Union (EU) has urged Ghana to strengthen its market access capacities to excel as a regional hub for vaccine production.
Mr Timothy Dolan, Team Leader, Macroeconomic and Trade Sector -EU Delegation to Ghana, said this was crucial as Ghana had become a frontrunner for vaccine manufacturing in Africa hosting one of the strongest regulatory body -the Food and Drugs Authority- on the continent.
He made the call during the closing ceremony of the Hands-on Assessors Training for technical staff of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
The training sought to enhance the human resource capacity of the FDA for the regulation of vaccine manufacturing in Ghana.
The training, with support from the German Development Cooperation and the European Union, was implemented by GIZ, and had three modules – 15-Days Quality Assessors Training, 15-Days Clinical Assessors Training, and 10-Days Non-Clinical Assessors Training.
Mr Dolan said developing high-quality manufacturing capability required sustained commitment and partnerships, as well as strong pharmaceutical, regulatory, and governance systems.
Source : GBN