Pharmanova Zambia Limited, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Zambia, extends its congratulations to the Government of the Republic of Zambia for the resounding success in hosting the 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) 2023. Themed “Breaking Barriers: Repositioning Africa in the Global Health Architecture,” the conference was attended by over 5,000 in-person delegates and nearly 30,000 participants virtually. The seamless coordination by the Ministry of Health and Zambia National Public Health Institute deserves special recognition, marking this event as a legacy for years to come.
This significant conference provided an invaluable platform for health providers and pharmaceutical companies to converge, fostering networking opportunities and knowledge exchange. For too long, Africa, including Zambia, has relied on foreign pharmaceutical products. The CPHIA 2023 served as an ideal avenue to explore ways to boost our manufacturing capabilities, positioning Zambia as a regional pharmaceutical manufacturing hub. This success takes us closer to achieving self-sufficiency in medicine production and fortifying our nation’s healthcare resilience.
In an increasingly interconnected world, it is imperative for Zambian firms to forge impactful partnerships with established international entities, opportunities uniquely nurtured at such high-profile conferences. These partnerships are pivotal not only for economic growth but also for generating vital employment opportunities, especially with the imminent rise of educated youths entering the job market due to the reinstatement of free education policies.
Pharmanova Zambia Limited underscores the pivotal role of the government in providing essential incentives to propel the growth of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. The company believes that such support will be instrumental in realizing the full potential of this industry, echoing Dr. Jean Kaseya’s powerful statement during the conference’s opening session: “Local manufacturing will be the second independence of Africa.”
The annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) stands as a unique, Africa led platform for African leaders to reflect on health and science lessons, fostering unity in charting a resilient future for our health systems.
Pharmanova Zambia Limited expresses heartfelt congratulations to the Ministry of Health and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNHPI) for orchestrating this successful event. The company extends its gratitude to Dr. Jean Kaseya, Director General of the Africa Centre for Disease Control, for entrusting Zambia with this significant opportunity. The promise of Africa’s potential in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sphere is eagerly anticipated.