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 ...

WHO et PPE

Remember the webinar on EPP and Covid-19 that we held some time ago? WHO published a useful document with technical specifications for PPE. The document provides guidance on quality, performance characteristics and related standards for PPE for use in COVID-19. It includes information on: surgical masks, non-surgical masks, gloves, goggles, face shields, gowns and N95 ...

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 ...