STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES AUDIT

QUAMED’s experts have completed a Good Storage and Distribution Practices audit at CAMESKIN ( https://www.cameskin.org/ ) and GSDP technical visits with two private-sector for-profit pharmaceutical wholesalers. They are still in Kinshasa. The picture shows our experts in the CAMESKIN warehouse. Friday one of our experts will be travelling to Goma and visit Asrames (www.asrames.org) and the ...

Enabel: Access to Quality Vaccine

For our francophone colleagues. Please read the article by Jean van Wetter, Executive Director of Enabel. On important issues such as access and quality in the Covid-19 era with reference to DRC, ITM and QUAMED: https://lnkd.in/dUDxXgy

Access to medicines: EPHA

The European Public Health Alliance organises a series of online discussions on key access to medicines (A2M) priorities bringing together thought leaders and policy-makers, academics, industry representatives and NGOs, for a frank discussion of European pharmaceutical policies. The next one is on the 8th of December. The topic is: “Will the EU be a wise ...

EC meeting on Covid-19 vaccines

The European Commission is organising a #covid meeting on vaccines: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/events/public-stakeholder-meeting-development-authorisation-safe-effective-covid-19-vaccines-eu Their event summary: “EMA is organising this virtual meeting to explain the processes for the development, evaluation, approval and safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU, including EMA’s specific role, to all interested parties. It will also give the opportunity to the public and ...

Institute of Tropical Medicines: Pharmaceutical Policies course

In June 2021, the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp will host a new short course (3-weeks) on Pharmaceutical Policies in Health Systems. It targets students from high-, middle- and low-income countries working at different levels in the Ministry of Health, health programmes, regulatory agencies, NGOs, global health initiatives and other donor agencies, etc. Importantly, the ...

CDC: Covid-19 toolkits

Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces Interesting and usefull guidance and tools available on the CDC website to make workplaces and business safer in regard to Covid-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/business-workplaces.html?ACSTrackingID=SCDC_2067-DM41308&ACSTrackingLabel=Toolkit%20for%20Youth%20Sports%20%7C%20COVID-19&deliveryName=SCDC_2067-DM41308

National Regulatory Systems in SADC

WHO AFRO Regional Office report on their rapid assessment of the the national regulatory systems in the Southern African Development Community in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. It can be downloaded from the JPPP site (open access) by clicking on the title of the article: “A rapid assessment of the National Regulatory Systems ...

OFDA and the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance

Information for our members,  We have had some inquiries about the current status of OFDA (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance). A few months ago, OFDA has merged with Food for Peace to form the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. We have contacted Daniel Forrister our contact person at the BHA. He provided us with the links ...