Social and ethical issues of poor quality and misuse of medical products: a special issue of BMJ Global Health

We are pleased to share with you the link to the first articles recently published on BMJ Global Health on ‘The social and ethical problems of poor quality and misuse of medical products’   (https://gh.bmj.com/content/6/Suppl_3/) This issue includes a “hands-on” manuscript by Katherine Enright: Elusive quality: the ethical challenges and dilemmas facing international non-governmental organizations in the ...

Fighting poor quality health products in times of Covid-19 and beyond: the need for a multi-stakeholder approach

World Health Organization (WHO) estimates from 2017 indicates that 10.5% of medical products available in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are “substandard or falsified” (SF). Substandard health products are approved by the national regulators, but they do not comply with adequate standards due to undetected errors, negligence, or poor practice in manufacturing, transportation, or storage. ...

Collaboration of Quamed with Mauritanian Health Ministry

Jean-Christophe Pelissier meets with Minister of Health Minister Hon. Dr. Mohamed Nedhirou Hamed in the light of our collaboration to introduce good pharmaceutical practices in Mauritania. This will be done through: Phase 1: An inventory of private and public wholesalers based on the WHO MQAS and BPDS guidelines Phase 2: A proposal for specifications that ...

WHO Declaration for Equitable COVID19 Vaccines

QUAMED is pleased to have signed the WHO declaration for the equitable rollout of COVID19Vaccines. We believe it is a moral imperative and the most effective way to protect communities from falsified and diverted vaccines. The link for more information https://www.who.int/campaigns/annual-theme/year-of-health-and-care-workers-2021/vaccine-equity-declaration.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Proposal to RCE-VIHSCM

We are delighted that the RCE-VIHSCM (https://hscm.ur.ac.rw/), part of the University of Rwanda, has positively evaluated our proposal to develop for them a Master’s Degree Program in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control. The proposal was developed by a consortium composed of QUAMED, ITM, Action Medeor and two other organisations. We hope to finalize the ...

CDC reminds us of Safety Measures against COVID-19

The advice coming from the CDC is welcome. Please follow the link: https://m.emailupdates.cdc.gov/rest/head/mirrorPage/@z0zhX8hSzzATXgiOIWBOdyNo1iW29LUsDSypbLX1lijxXTotSyO-mjK9aTuCjL0KlbnmsXNwVc_biQf_LKNXcPPldk-sLrRVVV72cfQf49fGyEwj.html It is important to follow the CDC advice (wearing a mask and sanitizing hands) but also to make certain that the masks and hand sanitation products that we purchase and distribute are good quality products”. If you want to review the sources of ...

Condoms

Condoms often do not get as much attention as other health products. However, the article below shows that significant sub-standard and falsified issues also exist for condoms. Citation: Tremelling J, All A, Lleras L, Cancel A, Jenkins D, Pina C, et al. (2019) Poor quality male latex condoms found in Dominican Republic: Quality assurance evaluation ...