Vacancy French Red Cross: a pharmacist

Dear colleagues, the French Red Cross is looking for a pharmacist to work specifically on the quality assurance of the health products that are used in their programs. The terms of reference are attached (in French). Very interesting! See also: https://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_CroixRouge01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=84152,7187653498&key=72008389&c=585771524612&pagestamp=segvvddocjnbtkrbos

WHO and PPE

Remember the webinar on EPP and Covid-19 that we held some time ago? WHO published a useful document with technical specifications for PPE. The document provides guidance on quality, performance characteristics and related standards for PPE for use in COVID-19. It includes information on: surgical masks, non-surgical masks, gloves, goggles, face shields, gowns and N95 ...

Various experts sought: SCF and UNDP

Save the Children Fund SCF is looking for a permanent Global Pharmacy Advisor in any Save the Children Office location. “As a core member of the medical team, the Global Pharmacy Advisor will lead on the pharmacy services workstream and will contribute to achieving the team’s 2019-21 strategic objectives by working across the following areas ...

Raffaella’s literature update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref. Ndomondo-SigondaM, Mahlangu G, Agama-Anyetei M, Cooke E (2020) A new approach to an old problem: Overview of the East African Community’s MedicinesRegulatory Harmonization initiative. PLoS Med 17(8):e1003099. https://doi. org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003099   Dear Friend,  The capacity to regulate medical products is key for ensuring the quality, safety, and efficacy of medical ...

Webinar PPE Covid-19

We organised two webinars on the quality assurance of PPE used during the current Covid-19. One was given in English and one in French. Both versions were exclusively for our members. The English version was attended by 19 of our members. The French version was attended by 11 members. With thanks to the facilitator Ms. ...

Winter meeting

You may have received the invitation also. https://www.quamed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Invitation-virtual-winter-meeting_2021_final.pdf The Utrecht Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation will  organise a Winter meeting for researchers in the field of pharmaceutical policy analysis and regulatory science from 12-14 January 2021. The meeting will be online with shorter sessions spread over three instead of two days. Contents of the meetingKeynote lectures ...

CDC: Covid-19 toolkits

Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces Interesting and usefull guidance and tools available on the CDC website to make workplaces and business safer in regard to Covid-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/business-workplaces.html?ACSTrackingID=SCDC_2067-DM41308&ACSTrackingLabel=Toolkit%20for%20Youth%20Sports%20%7C%20COVID-19&deliveryName=SCDC_2067-DM41308

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 ...

Sub-standard and falsified medicines in Latin America

Another interesting article was just published on sub-standard and falsified medicines in Latin America: Substandard, falsified and unregistered medicines in Latin America, 2017-2018. It can be downloaded following this link: https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2020.125. It is open access from the PAHO journal. Rev Panam Salud Publica 44, 2020 The abstract: Objective. To assess all the incidents of substandard, ...