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New course on Pharmaceutical policies in health systems

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Belgium will organize in June 2021 its first short course in “Pharmaceutical policies in health systems”. The aim of this 3-week course is to enable participants to develop a general understanding of the individual components of pharmaceutical systems, and of the whole system they constitute together; and a practical understanding of those ...

UNHCR pharmacy position

Over the past few years we have had a great collaboration with UNHCR doing local market assessments and audits in a number of countries. We were just informed by them that they are looking for a new Pharmacy Management Officer to be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Please have a look and distribute in your network ...

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 ...

OFDA and the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance

Information for our members,  We have had some inquiries about the current status of OFDA (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance). A few months ago, OFDA has merged with Food for Peace to form the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. We have contacted Daniel Forrister our contact person at the BHA. He provided us with the links ...

Link to the WHO page with the alert

Link to the WHO page with the alert Photographs of confirmed falsified Quinine Sulphate 300mg tablets subject ofMedical Product Alert N°1/2020 1. Falsified Quinine Sulphate Tablets B.P 300mg identified in Chad (Batch 44680) 2. Falsified Quinine Sulphate Tablets B.P 300mg identified in Nigeria and Cameroon (Batch 44680)

Medical Product Alert N° 11/2019

Falsified Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid products circulating in Haiti This Medical Product Alert relates to two confirmed falsified versions of amoxicillin + clavulanic acid products circulating in Haiti, presented under the names “Augmentin and Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium” and “Bactoclav”. Genuine amoxicillin + clavulanic acid is used to treat a range of bacterial infections and is ...

Medical Product Alert N° 10/2019

Falsified Quinine Bisulphate circulating in Uganda and Quinine Sulphate circulating in Central African Republic and Chad This Medical Product Alert relates to four confirmed falsified products: quinine sulphate circulating in Central African Republic and Chad and quinine bisulphate circulating in Uganda. It should be noted that this is the second WHO Medical Product Alert issued on ...

What Europe could do to ensure quality-assured medicines

Un commentaire intéressant dans le BMJ Global Health sur ce que l’Europe pourrait faire pour garantir des médicaments de qualité. Le texte est joint (en anglais seulement) mais peut également être consulté à l’adresse suivante : https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/7/e003283 Le résumé :– Des politiques d’achat réfléchies dans les programmes médicaux humanitaires et de développement peuvent atténuer le risque ...

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates

Ref. Ozawa S, Higgins CR, Yemeke TT, Nwokike JI, Evans L, Hajjou M, et al. (2020) Importance of medicinequality in achieving universal health coverage. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0232966. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0232966 Dear Friend,Today I am sharing an open-access article that I think would be of great interest for most of us.The group of professor Ozawa recently developed ...

Raffealla’s literature update

Ref. Perrin C, Cloez S, Dujardin C, Ravinetto R. Europe should lead in coordinated procurement of quality- assured medicines for programmes in low- income and middle- income countries. BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e003283. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2020-003283 Dear Friend, I am happy to share a commentary just published by our group in the BMJ Global Health, and based ...