On the 14th of April, the QUAMED team (Laurine LAVERGNE, Jean Christophe Pelissier and Chiel Lijdsman) presented the results of the evaluation of the PERF-APPRO program funded by Expertise France. We visited the Comoros, Djibouti, Guinea and Mauritania. We found that each of the central medical stores had significantly improved its MQAS standards compliance. ACAME and the ...

ACAME: PERFAPPRO Evaluation in the Comoros and Mauritania

Our consultant Chiel Lijdsman and Pharmacist Malika Djamadar working at Ocopharm in Comoros for an ACAME commissioned an evaluation of the PERFAPPRO program. Looking at MQAS standards. Pharmacist and consultant Jean Christophe Pelissier working with Dr Brahim Ould Saleh, Quality Assurance Manager of the CAMEC in Mauritanie working on the PERFAPPRO evaluation for ACAME.

MQAS audit of Asrames

Our auditor Anthony Bourasseau concluded an MQAS audit of Asrames asbl ( in Goma, DRC. That concludes our local market assessment in the DRC. We have visited and we will be working on the reports and share them with the participating partners and our database subscribers once the reports have passed through our internal quality assurance process.

Activities are picking up!

This year we had very few audit and assessment activities. The pandemic wreacked havoc with our schedules. Up to date only 2 MQAS audits. However, it seems as if matters are picking up. We are slowly getting back to a regular operating level. We are thinking of, preparing or planning, GDP technical visits, GDP audits ...

Raffaella’s literature update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref: Nebot Giralt A, Bourasseau A, White G, Pouget C, Tabernero P, Van Assche K, Ravinetto R. Quality assurance systems of pharmaceutical distributors in low-income and middle-income countries: weaknesses and ways forward. BMJ Global Health 2020 ;5:e003147.  Dear Friend,  I am happy to share a new open-access paper that results from the well-established collaboration between ...