2nd World Local Production Forum

2nd World Local Production Forum

6-8 November 2023
The Hague, The Netherlands
The Hague, The Netherlands

Photo: Rene Mensen


The World Local Production Forum: Enhancing access to medicines and other health technologies (WLPF) is a WHO initiative that provides Member States and the global community with a regular platform to shape strategies, galvanize collective action and foster partnerships on sustainable local production to improve timely and equitable access to quality assured health products.

Although there are approximately 400 pharmaceutical manufacturers in Africa, very few of them have achieved WHO prequalification for the manufacture of antimalarial medicines. The second edition of the World Local Production Forum will take place from 6-8 November in the Hague.

MMV has over 18 years of experience in supporting manufacturers to meet the World Health Organization’s quality standards. Most recently, MMV has been working with three African pharmaceutical manufacturers towards WHO prequalification.

MMV will have a booth and our Vice President of Access and expert on supply security, Pierre Hugo will be leading the MMV delegation. Please come and talk to us! 

Joy Phumaphi is attending as a keynote speaker as the Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) and MMV Board Member. She will be talking about the benefits and challenges to health system resilience of having locally produced essential medicines and health technologies.

Joy Phumaphi's keynote: Integrating local production as a component of the health system.  

Theme 7, 8 November, 9:00 -10:30, King Willem Alexander Theatre

See attached the recent MMV report on local manufacturing in Africa.