Building Africa’s Frontline Readiness: Legal considerations for the healthtech sector

The imminent rolling out of test, track, trace mobile phone applications as a means of managing the COVID- 19 pandemic could provide a long-lasting tool to manage future outbreaks. However, they and other healthtech innovations come with particular challenges on a continent with low smartphone usage, expensive data, poor power supply, and lack of enabling regulatory environments.

  • What are the existing frameworks for healthtech and medtech registration and innovation on the continent and where is good practice already in evidence?
  • How can the medtech and healthtech sectors engage with policymakers?


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