Many African countries do not currently have criminal legislation to tackle fake medicines © AFP/Getty Images
Many African countries do not currently have criminal legislation to tackle fake medicines © AFP/Getty Images

African nations to criminalise false drug trafficking

30 January 2020

Seven African nations have signed an agreement that commits them to introduce legislation criminalising the trafficking of fake medicines.

Presidents Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Macky Sall of Senegal, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and government representatives from Ghana, Congo, Niger and The Gambia signed up to the Lomé Initiative at a meeting in Lomé, Togo.

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