Meeting report: AVAREF Assembly, 29 November 2017, Accra, Ghana
The Assembly of the African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) was held in Accra, Ghana on 29 November 2017. It brought together heads of National Regulatory Authorities, from ECOWAS, EAC, SADC and ECCAS and chairs of national ethics committees of countries of the African region. The meeting was also attended by key stakeholders from NEPAD Agency and partners from BMGF, USFDA, EDCTP, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, and Telfer School of Management of University of Ottawa. The meeting was officially opened by Dr. Afisah Zakaria, Chief Director at the Ministry of Health of Ghana after welcome remarks by Dr. Owen Kaluwa, the World Health Organization Resident Representative for Ghana.