PAHO GSDP & MQAS Training Program

QUAMED has signed a contract with PAHO to develop a GSDP (Good Storage and Distribution Practices) and MQAS (Model Quality Assurance Systems for Procurement Agencies) training program. To develop this training we are partnering with the Institute of Tropical Medicine and with the University of Western Cape as well as with individual technical specialists. The GSDP/MQAS training ...

ECOWAS Epidemiology Network

The ECOWAS has launched its 2018-2019 West Africa Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU) Report with an aim at effectively fighting illicit drug use and trafficking in the sub-region. This report contains statistics and trends of illicit drug supply and drug use in the region and will help the ECOWAS member states in developing programmes, ...

The quality of Cardiovascular medicines

Today, there is a growing need for good quality cardiovascular medicines and devices for the prevention and management of the ever-growing threats of cardiovascular diseases(CVDs) globally. That is why the objective of this study was to review the available literature on SF cardiovascular medicines/devices, with a focus on prevalence studies to discuss their impacts on ...

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 on new guidance to promote Strong, Efficient and Sustainable Regulatory Systems

29 April 2021 Departmental news Reading time: 2 min (546 words) The World Health Organization, (WHO) has recently published two documents that will be critical for countries’ regulatory system strengthening activities, including regulatory cooperation, convergence and transparency. Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) and Good Reliance Practices (GReP), published as Annexes 10 and 11 in the 55th report of the WHO Expert ...

Enabel Round Table

#TeamEuropeQUAMED was honoured to participate in a high-level round table hosted by Enabel, and in presence of Minister Kitir on May 6. Participants spanning the Belgian life sciences, academic research and development-cooperation ecosystem contemplated potential contributions and added value that Belgium can bring to scaling up the production capacity of vaccines, medicines and medical products ...

Guinea: Evaluation of the PERFAPPRO program.

QUAMED consultant Jean-Christophe Pelissier in Guinea with the team from the Central Pharmacy of Guinea for the evaluation of the PERFAPPRO program. As a reminder, the PERF-APPRO project was officially launched on July 17, 2017, in Ouagadougou. It aims to “contribute to ensuring the quality of essential health products supplied by CAME’s member National Purchasing ...

ACAME: PERFAPPRO Evaluation in Djibouti

Our consultant Chiel Lijdsman (first on the left) working with the team of the CAMME in Djibouti (QA pharmacist Meina Abdillah third from right) on the PERFAPPRO evaluation. This evaluation was commissioned by ACAME and executed by QUAMED. The evaluation is taking place in Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Guinea and Niger

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.