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Online Course on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and GMP Inspections (i+academy) (August 29th 2016)

There is currently a strong momentum for strengthening of the local pharmaceutical sector in developing and emerging markets. Local manufacturers often struggle to compete and even survive not being in line with international quality standards, thus preventing them from passing WHO prequalification, participating in international tenders, and gaining entry into international markets.Regional and national strategies have been developed which promote local pharmaceutical production in line with international standards. These include, for example, the "EAC Regional Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan of Action (RPMPOA)" and "Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa". As a result, it is essential for professionals in the manufacturing and health product regulatory circles to understand the principles of good manufacturing practices required for high quality products. The course is based on WHO GMP guidelines.

To enroll, please visit the i+academy webpage ( You can contact i+ training team at

Course details

Target audience: The course is designed for professionals working in pharmaceutical  manufacturing industry, medicine regulation, GMP-relevant areas and GMP inspectorates.

Date: September 19 – October 31, 2016 |Course duration: Six (6) weeks | Time investment per week: 4 hours per week

Cost: 450 euros per participant. A discount of 60 euros applies to all participants from low and middle-income countries (LMIC)

Course content

  • Development of medicines regulations

  • Overview of good manufacturing practice (GMP)

  • Good practices in production and quality control

  • GMP inspection

  • GMP documentation

  • Quality management

  • Qualification and validation


Dr Christina Foerg-Wimmer is an international pharmaceutical consultant with experience in private, public and international organizations as well as NGOs, mainly in developing and emerging countries. She has presented papers at several international congresses and published several pharmaceutical articles in renowned international journals.

  • Pharmacist by profession with Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

  • Regional and country experience: Germany, Ghana, China, USA, Switzerland, South Africa, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, USA including East Africa, Asia Pacific regions.

Area of expertise: Pharmaceutical production, medicine regulation, clinical trials, pharmaceutical technology, feasibility studies, project evaluations, capacity development, proposal development, health systems development, research and development.


Adebayo Adekola

Training Officer


phone: +31 348748701

address: Polanerbaan 11, 3447 GN, Woerden, The Netherlands



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