VIENNA, 21 November 2012 – The Government of Germany will fund a EUR 1 million project in support of local production of essential generic medicines in Ghana, Kenya and additional countries in Africa. The project will begin in January 2013.
The new funding is expected to accelerate the implementation of the African Union’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA), a joint endeavor with the African Union Commission.
BERLIN, 23 May 2012 – Germany's ongoing financial support to developing Africa's pharmaceutical industry will be increased by EUR 1 million.
This was announced today by Dirk Niebel, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, during a meeting with Kandeh K. Yumkella, the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
“Only a well-functioning African private sector can sustainably improve access to essential medicines for the poor," said Niebel.
Programme title: UNIDO Support to UNDAF 2010-2013 - governance, rural livelihoods, and basic services -
Starting date: January 2009
Duration: Five years 2009-2013