Rafaella’s Literature Update

Online event: “Technologies to Tackle Substandard and Falsified Medical Products in Global Health” Dear Friends,  With apologies for any double posting, I am forwarding on behalf of Kate Enright the information concerning this upcoming online event. Please note that it is organized in a way that may give also to non-academic actors (e.g., those working ...

Online conference on Substandard and Falsified Medical Products in Global Health

INVITATION TO AN ONLINE CONFERENCE:Technologies to Tackle Substandard and Falsified Medical Products in Global Health”WHEN: 9-11 Nov 2021 It is estimated that 10 to 30% of medical products in global circulation are either falsified or substandard. This event seeks to bring together innovators, researchers and anyone with an interest in medical products quality to explore ...

Rafaella’s Literature Update

Dear Friends, As we know, substandard and falsified (SF) medical products negatively affect patients’ safety and health outcomes, health systems’ financial sustainability, public trust in health systems, and they are a co-cause of antimalarials and antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, sound research on SF medical products is important in order to raise awareness, to understand the causes ...

UNHCR: Pharmacy Management Officer

Position: Pharmacy Management OfficerWhere: UNHCRStation: Budapest, HungaryContract Type: UNOPS IICA, Level 2 Deadline of application: Oct 18, 2021 This position will support improved Pharmacy Management in UNHCR globally through capacity building and support to Regional Bureaux and Country Operations. It is essential to build capacity in regions and operations to improve and monitor the efficient ...

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 ...

New Member Alert: SOLTHIS

Welcome to our new member Solthis, an international solidarity NGO dedicated to improving prevention and access to quality health care. They have been operating for more than 15 years, working hand-in-hand with local actors in West Africa and Central Africa on the strengthening of health systems and services. We look forward to working with them and ...

Raffaella’s Literature Update:

210923 BCH/QUAMED: Quality of medical products for cardiovascular diseases Ref: Do NT, Bellingham K, Newton PN, et al. The quality of medical products for cardiovascular diseases: a gap in global cardiac care. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e006523. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006523 Dear Friends, Today, I would like to share an important research paper from our IDDO friends in Oxford. The ...

African Medicines Agency

In recent months, 15 African Union Member States have ratified the Treaty for the creation of the African Medicines Agency, which will ease the monitoring of safety and effectiveness of marketed medicines and vaccines across Africa. Following the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(Africa CDC), the African Medicines Agency will be the second cross-continental African ...

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, ...