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US urged to help Africa improve food and medicine safety

Report suggests US establish regulatory science centres in poor countries

The United States should fund centres of excellence to help low- and middle-income countries improve regulation of food and medicine safety, a report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has argued.

In the 15 January consensus report on food and medicine safety the National Academies task the Food and Drug Administration and the US Agency for International Development with establishing a global network of centres of excellence in regulatory science. The centres would focus on research and be run in partnership with universities and research consortia in LMICs.

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