Overview: This event aimed at building awareness on the importance of having self-care policies in Africa. The goal of this webinar was to explore digital solutions to support the consumer journey to empowered self-care, from a consumer and regulatory perspective.
Dr. Iain Barton (Moderator), Chief Executive Officer, The Clinton Health Access Initiative
Debbie Rogers, Managing Director, Africa-based Praekett Group
Gregory Rockson, Founder and Chief Executive Ghanaian Strat-up mPharma
Ben Bellows, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Nivi
Faridah Hondu, Student, Maseno University
Trust in Self-Care
20 Jan 2021, Wednesday, 13:30-15:00 CET
Advancing Trust in the Self-Care Industry - Virtual Event
Overview: This event addresses the increasing role of trust. Engendering trust is the cornerstone of the self-care industry and a key determinant in successful self-care delivery. Individuals must trust that the information they receive is reliable, and that the products they use to care for their health are appropriate to treat their ailments.
Judy Stenmark (Moderator), Global Self-Care Federation
David Ridley, Senior Reporter, HBW Insight
Manoj Raghunandanan, Global President Self-Care (OTC), Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
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 As is widely known, African regulators face common challenges along the lines of outdated regulatory legislative frameworks, differing classifications for molecules, a lack of regulatory harmonization and differences in scheduling guidelines.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