Commitment to Action

Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT)

Commitment by

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

In 2013, the US Pharmacopial Convention committed to open the first Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT) in Accra, Ghana to provide training and capacity building for quality assurance and quality control of medicines in sub-Saharan African. This commitment aims to address the issue of substandard and counterfeit medicines, which threaten the integrity of global health systems, accelerating drug resistance and claiming millions of lives each year. The CePAT training program aims to reach a minimum of 300 professionals with direct training or technical assistance during the first five years of the project.

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Commitment

Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT)

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$7,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

BENIN, BURKINA FASO, COTE D'IVOIRE, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, GUINEA, KENYA, LIBERIA, MALAWI, MALI

Commitment by

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Network of African Medicines Control Laboratories