Chapters - Africa

The African Chapter of ISoP, was launched at the ISoP General Assembly on the 5th November 2010 during the 10th ISoP Annual Meeting in Accra, Ghana.
ISoP Chapters - Africa

ISoP Africa Chapter Virtual Meeting

Thursday 3rd September 2020 – 12.00 to 14.00 UTC (via ISoP Zoom platform)
This virtual meeting formally launched the ISoP Africa Chapter and its main theme was “Pharmacovigilance in Africa: preparing for effective surveillance of COVID-19 remedies”.
More information is found here: Flyer | Program

African Chapter of ISoP

The chapter will have an educational role with the objective to develop and foster pharmacovigilance in African countries. It will also promote a regular exchange of information on pharmacovigilance by means of meetings, workshops, bulletins, trainings and specifically organised congresses.



  • Develop and foster Pharmacovigilance in African countries
  • Support African countries in need of strengthen their Pharmacovigilance systems
  • Address Pharmacovigilance needs arising from the African region
  • Encourage and extend research in the field of Pharmacovigilance
  • Promote a regular exchange of information on Pharmacovigilance by means of meetings,  symposia, workshops, bulletins, trainings and specifically organise African chater congresses
  • Encourage Pharmacovigilance education at all levels
  • Collaborate with other organizations and societies concerned with Pharmacovigilance
  • Publish scientific and other relevant aspects relating to Pharmacovigilance in African countries
  • Engage in other activities which are pertinent to Pharmacovigilance
  • Seeking funds, and awarding grants, fellowships, subventions and other contracts to promote Pharmacovigilance in African countries
  • Participate as competent stakeholders in championing PV expertise in the formation of Pharmacovigilance framework in the development of African Medicines Agency.

The leaders of the ISoP African Chapter recently published in Drugs & Therapy Perspectives the paper “The challenging times and opportunities for pharmacovigilance in Africa during the COVID‑19 pandemic”.
(May 2020)

Anyone interested in joining ISoP and the African Chapter of ISoP is invited to contact

The elections to the new Executive Committee of the African chapter took place successfully from 4 to 16 October 2019.

Elected Executive Committee members
(Oct 2019):

Helen Byomire Ndagije,

Christabel Khaemba,

Comfort Ogar,

Wangui Mathenge,