Unpacking the Barriers to Self-care in Africa

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Cape Town
South Africa

Overview: The goal of this webinar was to explore and unpack the barriers to self-care in Africa from a regulatory perspective. As is widely known, African regulators face common challenges along the lines of outdated regulatory legislative frameworks, differing classifications for molecules, a lack of regulatory harmonization and differences in scheduling guidelines. 


  • Jurate Svarcaite (Moderator), Director-General, Association of European Self-Care Industry (AESGP) 
  • Mme Meriem Khrouf, Head, Tunisian Drug Agency 
  • Dr. Yasin Ragaey, Head of Central Administration operations, Egyptian Drug Authority 
  • Dr. Nancy Cherotich, Regulatory Officer, Pharmacy and Poison Board Kenya
  • Malebona Precious Matsoso, Director, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 
  • Dr. Iain Barton, Chief Executive Officer, The Clinton Health Access Initiative 
  • Sarah Fordah, Data Manager, WHO
Unpacking the Barriers to Self-care in Africa