The African Union Development Agency together with various partners will on Monday the 13th of April conduct a webinar and launch a learning management system as part of the response to COVID-19. The AUDA-NEPAD COVID19 response seeks to contribute to efforts to boost local production of essential medicines to combat COVID-19 in Africa. It also seeks to galvanise African governments and private sector players on the continent to develop the Pharmaceutical sector and discuss best practices to combat COVID-19. For more on this issue Channel Africa's Amanda Matshaka spoke to Dr. Janet Byaruhanga is Senior Programme Officer for Public Health at the AUDA-NEPAD Agency.