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 ...

QA Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Donors Regarding Quality Assurance of Essential Medicines and Other Health Care Commodities were adapted to include references to QUAMED and the QUAMED quality certification programme. Please have a look at the document on the pages 2 (footnote), 5 and 6. The revised document was presented to the Inter-Agency Pharmaceutical Coordination Group ...

Save the Date: QUAMED Annual General Assembly 2019

Dear Members and Partners,The General Assembly of QUAMED will be held on 11 April 2019 in Brussels.The address of the venue will be soon announced and then preparations shall begin! For the moment, save the date.We hope to see as many of you in Brussels!The General Assembly is the sovereign organ of QUAMED.It is composed of ...

What do you know about… Ethiopia?

QUAMED report on Ethiopia now available The pharmaceutical sector in Ethiopia is a growing market (+15% each year) and the estimated value of the market in 2018 is of USD 684 Millions.Production capacity being limited,the market is mainly dependent of importation and very fragmented with more than 600 importers/wholesalers in Addis Abeba.The Ethiopian economic, monetary ...