The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) Regional Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ReCORE) in partnership with the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is offering a 2-year fellowship in regulatory science to 8 – 10 assessors working in African medicines regulatory authorities (MRA). Fellows will be admitted in two groups, the first in 2019 and the second group in 2020. The fellowship is .designed to provide both theoretical and experiential training for regulatory professionals in African countries. The ultimate goal is address challenges in regulatory agencies due to inadequate and under skilled human resources as well as to develop strong research capability in regulatory science in low- and-middle income countries.
The fellowship will involve completion of short courses through block release training at the MCAZ / University of Zimbabwe (UZ), completion of the summer course and winter mini-conference at the Utrecht-WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation in the Netherlands, practical work assignments, case studies, specific hours of practice (dossier assessments) over the fellowship period and a capstone project.
8 - 10 competent medicines reviewers (WHO level II and III)
8 - 10 RAPS/TOPRA certified regulatory affairs professionals from African medicines regulatory agencies (MRAs)
8 – 16 Publications in regulatory science
100 Regulatory science professionals attending short courses