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?