The Quamed project
Quamed is a project that seeks to improve the quality of medicines on offer in developing countries by setting up a network of non-profit organisations working in the field of supplying medicines. Quamed's main objectives include pooling resources between partners, sharing checked and validated information, reinforcing the technical capacity of the network's partners, applied research in the domain and advocacy work with decision-makers and donors.
Falsified Quinine Sulphate circulating in West and Central Africa
This Medical Product Alert relates to the recent circulation of two confirmed falsified versions of Quinine Sulphate circulating in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, containing zero active pharmaceutical ingredient. These products were initially discovered by a local NGO. They initially failed field screening and were submitted to a WHO pre-qualified Quality Assurance laboratory. Subsequent analysis showed that neither product contained any of the stated active pharmaceutical ingredient. Details and photographs of the product are shown in the Alert