President Museveni has arrived in the Togolese Capital Lome for the France-Africa summit on drug trafficking and counterfeit medicines on the Continent.
Presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, said Museveni was received by his host President Faure Gnassingbe.
Former presidential candidate and Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, was among the officials that received Museveni in Lome.
According to Nabusayi, Mbabazi is a distinguished member of the International Advisory Board of the Brazzavile Foundation.
The leaders of the ‘Lome Initiative’ received Museveni at the airport.
Seven African leaders will sign an agreement for stronger legislation to criminalise the sale of fake drugs at a two-day summit on counterfeit medicines.
The World Health Organisation [WHO] estimates that every year, some 100,000 people across Africa die from taking “falsified or substandard” medication.
In a bid to tackle the scourge, Presidents from seven countries, the Representatives of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Togo and Uganda are meeting in Lome to sign an agreement for criminalising trafficking in fake drugs.
According to reports, globally, the trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals is worth up to $200bn (£150bn) annually, with Africa among the regions most affected.
WHO says 42% of all fake medicines reported between 2013 and 2017 were from Africa.