Condoms

Condoms often do not get as much attention as other health products. However, the article below shows that significant sub-standard and falsified issues also exist for condoms. Citation: Tremelling J, All A, Lleras L, Cancel A, Jenkins D, Pina C, et al. (2019) Poor quality male latex condoms found in Dominican Republic: Quality assurance evaluation ...

Webinar: The French Academy of Science

A message from the French Academy of Science: We would like to inform you that a third exceptional COVID-19 session of the Academy of Sciences on vaccination will be organised on Thursday 17 December from 5 to 6.30 pm. The session will be available for live viewing on the Academy of Sciences YouTube channel through ...

We welcome three new members this week!

Early this week QUAMED’s board of directors happily accepted the membership applications of PFSCM, MDM-Spain and CAMEBU. Each of the organisations is a champion in their own right. We welcome them to our network. We appreciate the diversity in voices and opinions that they will bring to the discussions on quality assurance of pharmaceuticals and ...

Obituary Dr. P. Claver Kayumba

Some members of the QUAMED team have worked with Prof. Pierre Claver Kayumba in the past. Very recently we were discussing his initiative to develop a master’s degree on quality assurance. It would be the first one of its kind in the region. He has passed away unexpectedly. We fully support the content in the ...

Raffaella’s literature update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref Hauk C, SchafermannS, Martus P, Muzafarova N, Babaley M, Waning B, et al. (2020) Quality assurance in anti-tuberculosis drug procurement by the Stop TB Partnership—Global Drug Facility: Procedures, costs, time requirements, and comparison of assay and dissolution results by manufacturers and by external analysis. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0243428.  ...

Activities are picking up!

This year we had very few audit and assessment activities. The pandemic wreacked havoc with our schedules. Up to date only 2 MQAS audits. However, it seems as if matters are picking up. We are slowly getting back to a regular operating level. We are thinking of, preparing or planning, GDP technical visits, GDP audits ...

Access to medicines: EPHA

The European Public Health Alliance organises a series of online discussions on key access to medicines (A2M) priorities bringing together thought leaders and policy-makers, academics, industry representatives and NGOs, for a frank discussion of European pharmaceutical policies. The next one is on the 8th of December. The topic is: “Will the EU be a wise ...

EC meeting on Covid-19 vaccines

The European Commission is organising a #covid meeting on vaccines: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/events/public-stakeholder-meeting-development-authorisation-safe-effective-covid-19-vaccines-eu Their event summary: “EMA is organising this virtual meeting to explain the processes for the development, evaluation, approval and safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU, including EMA’s specific role, to all interested parties. It will also give the opportunity to the public and ...

Institute of Tropical Medicines: Pharmaceutical Policies course

In June 2021, the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp will host a new short course (3-weeks) on Pharmaceutical Policies in Health Systems. It targets students from high-, middle- and low-income countries working at different levels in the Ministry of Health, health programmes, regulatory agencies, NGOs, global health initiatives and other donor agencies, etc. Importantly, the ...