Enabling a Market-Based Approach to Manufacturing Quality-Assured Health Products in Africa: A Differentiated Coordination Approach
Africa is at an inflection point in the journey of building regional value chains for sustainable health product manufacturing. Right now, there is a rare combination of opportunity, political will, donor commitment, knowledge, and resources that could enable maximum value addition for local manufacturers on the continent.
The successful transition to a robust, sustainable African manufacturing industry that delivers significant product range and volume at required standards of quality and competitive prices will require a framework and approach that expedites change and maximizes success.
This paper highlights the coordination and collaboration necessary to place local manufacturing and procurement of quality-assured health products on the right trajectory—in Africa and for Africa. This opinion piece, organized by Unitaid, benefits from the input of multiple stakeholders in both the public and private sectors from across the health and industrial development industries in and beyond Africa.