The European Union on 22nd June, 2022 launched a Twinning cooperation that will provide Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority with a peer-to-peer partnership including several EU Member State regulatory agencies. This Twinning agreement was signed between the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda, Ambassador Nicola Bellomo and the Ambassador of France to Rwanda Antoine Anfre in the presence of the Minister of Health of Rwanda Dr Daniel Ngamije and Director General of the Rwanda FDA, Dr Emile Bienvenu. France is the lead Member State of the consortia, which is further composed of Germany, Belgium and Lithuania. The Twinning project aims at supporting the Authority improving the enabling environment for regulation of medicinal products and vaccines in the country.
The EU also delivered critical quality control laboratory equipment to the Rwanda FDA, including key integrated information management system equipment, to allow the Authority to establish a more modern Quality Control Laboratory and thereby support its role to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of vaccines and pharmaceutical products.