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Report of Africa Medical Devices Forum COVID-19 Task Force

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In recognizing the challenges that African Union Member States are facing in accessing the information on recommended in vitro diagnostics, other medical devices, and personal protective equipment (PPEs) for surveillance and management of COVID-19Africa Medical Devices Forum (AMDF) 

Technical Committee leadership and AMRH joint secretariat (WHO and AUDA NEPAD) conducted a meeting on 31 March 2020. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and provide recommendations on how to address the challenges in Africa. During the meeting, it was agreed to establish COVID-19 Task Force that can provide technical advice and provide recommendations to the AMDF Technical Committee and subsequently to the AMRH Steering Committee (SC) including National Regulatory

Authorities (NRAs). On 2nd April 2020, AMDF established a COVID-19 Task Force comprised of experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), Laboratories, Research Institutions, African Society for Laboratory Medicines (ASLM), African Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC), and WHO experts.

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