The National Assembly will this week be expected to discuss and ratify an agreement to establish a continental medicines regulatory authority in Namibia. The Namibian newspaper reports that the agency, which is to be known as the African Medicines Agency is aimed at strengthening the capacity of medical products regulation in Africa and the harmonisation of regulatory systems, “as a foundation for the establishment of a single medicines regulatory agency in Africa”. Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula tabled the motion to ratify the agreement in the National Assembly last week.