The African Civil Society Platform on Access to Medicines

Who We Are?

 

We are a network of over 60 different African based civil society organisations who are actively involved in the promotion of Access to medicines issues for the benefit of the African majority population. We set up this network at the end of 2014.  We have also appointed AIDS Accountability International (AAI) to be a co-ordination partner for the network.

 

What is Our Long-term Objective?

 

Improve access to quality and affordable medicines for all underprivileged citizens of Africa especially in the sub-Saharan region of the continent.

 

What is Our Mid-term Objective?

 

Create a branded, informed, dynamic and influential Pan African civil society movement that seeks to promote the successful implementation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA), TRIPS and all other relevant policy commitments in order to increase access to quality and affordable medicines for all underprivileged citizens of Africa especially in the sub-Saharan region of the continent.

 

What is Our Short-term Objective?

 

Increase transparency

Conduct research that creates greater transparency around the implementation process of the PMPA, TRIPS and all other relevant policy commitments in order to use these research findings to address the emerging gaps in terms of meeting the set targets.

Promote Dialogue

Create spaces and opportunities in order to raise the profile of the issues related to the promotion of access to medicines in Africa and in particular the implementation process of the PMPA, TRIPS and all other relevant policy commitments.

Ensure Action

Hold leaders accountable for action required for the promotion of access to medicines in Africa and in particular the implementation process of the PMPA, TRIPS and all other relevant policy commitments.

 

A Call to Partnership

 

As a network we are keen to explore opportunities for collaborative work with all other relevant stakeholders in order to promote access to medicines. Please do feel free do contact us through our International Co-ordinator Daniel Molokele at daniel@aidsaccountability.org or +27796932579.

 

List of Organisations & Contact Persons

 

1.    Daniel Molokele    AIDS Accountability International    Johannesburg 
2.    Ize Adava    3rd Sector Support Africa     Abuja
3.    Banza Chela     Treatment and Advocacy Literacy Campaign    Lusaka
4.    Tapiwa Kujinga     Pan African Treatment Access Movement     Harare 
5.    Maureen Murenga     Lean on Me     Nairobi
6.    Valentine Douala-Mouteng    Pan African Business Coalition on HIV and Health    Johannesburg
7.    Larissa Klazinga     AIDS Healthcare Foundation    Durban
8.    Dominica Mudota    SAfAIDS    Harare
9.    Una Ngwenya    Botswana Family Welfare Association    Gaborone
10.    Boemo Sekgoma     SADC Parliamentary Forum    Windhoek
11.    Cindy Kelemi    Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS    Gaborone 
12.    Tendayi Kateketa-Westerhof     Pan African Positive Women Coalition    Kadoma
13.    Carol Nawina Nyirenda    Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria     Lusaka
14.    James Kamau    Kenya Treatment Access Movement    Nairobi
15.    Imlak Lemma    Africa Health Platform     Addis Ababa
16.    Thanduxolo Doro    Network for People Living with HIV in Southern Africa     Johannesburg 
17.    Newton Mudzingwa    Herbal Wellbeing    Bulawayo 
18.    Lynette Mabote     AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa     Cape Town 
19.    Olive Mumba     Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations     Arusha 
20.    Joshua Wamboga     Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations    Kampala
21.    Angela Kageni     AIDSPAN    Nairobi
22.    Washington Matika    SARPAM     Harare 
23.    Rosemary Mburu     WACI Africa     Cape Town 
24.    Simonia Mashangoane     AIDS Consortium    Johannesburg 
25.    Chris Awinia     PRAXIS     Dar es Salaam
26.    Bactrin Killingo     International Treatment Preparedness Coalition    Nairobi 
27.    Emmanuel Etim    Africa CS Platform for Health    Addis Ababa 
28.    Albert Makone     Global Coalition for Tuberculosis Activists    Harare 
29.    Allan Maleche     KELIN     Nairobi 
30.    Allan Ragi    KANCO    Nairobi
31.    Amanda Banda    Doctors without Borders (MSF)    Johannesburg 
32.    Simao C. M. Faria    SCARJOV    Luanda 
33.    Bafana Khumalo    Sonke Gender Justice     Johannesburg 
34.    Tinashe Mundawarara    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights     Harare 
35.    Boemo Sekgoma     SADC Parliamentary Forum    Windhoek 
36.    Boitumelo Mokgatla    IAVI    Gaborone 
37.    Caleb Faith Thole     GLOHOMO    Lilongwe 
38.    Caroline Nawina     Coalition of Zambian Women living with HIV (COZWHA+)    Lusaka
39.    Fungisai Sithole     Citizens Health Watch     Harare 
40.    Daughtie Ogutu    Africa Sex Worker Alliance     Nairobi
41.    Fadzai Muparutsa     Coalition of African Lesbians     Johannesburg 
42.    Ilaliyo Samundombe     YES Angola     Luanda 
43.    Innocent Laison     AFRICASO    Dakar 
44.    James Kayo     ITPC Central Africa     Yaounde 
45.    Itai Rusike     Community Working Group on Health     Harare 
46.    John Mutsambi    TB/HIV Care     Cape Town 
47.    Kene Esom    AMSHeR    Johannesburg 
48.    Kettie Tembo    Southern Africa AIDS Trust     Johannesburg 
49.    Lynette Mabote     AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa     Cape Town 
50.    Lucy Chesire     TB Advocacy     Nairobi 
51.    Marcus Low     Treatment Action Campaign     Cape Town 
52.    Maurice Bolo    The Scinnovent Centre    Nairobi
53.    Joel Mayowa    International Health Partnership    Abuja
54.    Rotimi Sankore     African Health, Human and Social Development (Afri-Dev)    Abuja 
55.    Thuli Madi     Africa Groups of Sweden     Johannesburg 
56.    Rukia Cornelius     OXFAM    Cape Town 
57.    Semu Teffera    OIC International     Addis Ababa 
58.    Sofonea Shale     DPE    Maseru 
59.    Terry Rotichi     AIDS Law Project     Nairobi 
60.    Jacques Lloyd    Afrique Rehabilitation and Research Consultants    Johannesburg 
61.    Olayide Akanni    Journalists Against AIDS    Abuja
62.    Rachel Gondo     Rhodes University     Grahamstown 
63.    Patience Mungwari     Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre     Johannesburg 
64.    Noreen Huni    REPSSI    Johannesburg 
65.    Fredien Bizimana     Agence pour la Reconstruction et le Dévelopement en Afrique    Bujumbura