Fight the Fakes
Eliminating Falsified Medicines in Africa - How legislative frameworks can help
With the occasion of World Anti-Counterfeiting Day we are very excited to invite you to the event “Eliminating Falsified Medicines in Africa
- How legislative frameworks can help ” on 10 June, from 12:00 to
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00)
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) together with local Pharmaceutical Industry Associations from across the African continent are joining voices to expose the issues of falsified medicines in Africa but also to chart a robust response to eliminate them.
Organised in collaboration with Novartis, the event will focus on the importance of legislation and enforcement frameworks, regulatory measures, community response and awareness creation.
Discover the complete agenda here .
Register here .
We would be delighted if you can share the invitation to other stakeholders that could have an interest in following the discussion.
Looking forward to “seeing” you there.
Our ‘Old Problem, New Foes – Time to act against falsified medicines and vaccines for COVID-19’ event is right around the corner!
In order to reach as many people as possible, we have put together a social media toolkit. You will find everything you need to promote our event there: tweets, visuals and a short video.
You can download them from here:
We count on all of you to make this event a success! If you haven't registered yet, don't forget to do so and to invite anyone interested in the fight against fake medicines:
Fight the Fakes Focus Session on Traceability - Presented by Geraldine Lissalde Bonnet, GS1
The World Health Assembly (21 May – 1 June) is the highest-level global health forum when health ministers gather to agree actions on urgent health issues. As you remember Fight the Fakes Alliance has the long-term goal to become a Non-State Actor (NSA) engaged with the World Health Organisation. Next week would be normally a very busy week for Member States delegations and NSA joining discussions in Geneva.
To mark this important week Fight the Fakes is organising three focus sessions on three important topics related to falsified and substandard medicines. This time around we will address the issues of Antimicrobial Resistance, Patient Safety and Traceability.
We are happy to invite you to the session dedicated to finding out more about traceability and global standards, from Geraldine Lissalde Bonnet, Public Policy Director in Healthcare for GS1 Global Office. The presentation and discussion will not take longer than 45 minutes maximum. The results of these focus sessions will be compiled in a resolution of our “experimental” FTF Delegation.
Date and time: 27 May 2021, 15:00 PM CEST/ 14:00 PM BST / 9am EST.
1. Latest WHA Developments & Brief Update from the FTF
2. Traceability policy overview by Geraldine
a. Introduction to traceability and global standards – Issue
b. WHO initiative – Policy paper on traceability of medical
c. Key priorities for GS1 and how Fight the Fakes may have a role
3. Opportunities for action – GS1 & FTF Members
You will receive the invitation with the zoom meeting details shortly.
We hope we can count on your participation.
W najbliższy piątek 17 września obchodzony jest Światowy Dzień Bezpieczeństwa Pacjenta. Tegoroczny temat koncentruje się na bezpiecznej opiece nad matką i noworodkiem, wzywając zainteresowane strony do „działania na rzecz bezpiecznego i pełnego szacunku porodu!”. Według WHO każdego dnia dochodzi do prawie 5400 martwych urodzeń; 810 kobiet i 6700 noworodków traci życie, a większość z nich można uratować dzięki zapewnieniu bezpiecznej opieki.
Wraz z członkami Fight the Fakes Alliance, International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) wzywamy wszystkie organizacje opieki zdrowotnej z całego świata, decydentów, środowisko akademickie, instytucje, przemysł i inne podmioty zajmujące się zdrowiem do podnoszenia świadomości na temat tego w jaki sposób leki niespełniające norm (substandardowe) i sfałszowane mogą zagrażać bezpieczeństwu pacjentów, a zwłaszcza kobiet w ciąży i noworodków.
This Friday, 17 September, is World Patient Safety Day. As you might already know, this year's theme focuses on safe maternal and newborn care calling stakeholders to 'act now for safe and respectful childbirth!'. According to the WHO, every day nearly 5400 stillbirths occur; 810 women and 6700 newborns lose their lives and most of these lives can be saved through the provision of safe care.
Together with Fight the Fakes Alliance's member, the International Alliance of Patients' Organisations (IAPO) we are calling on all our members, world patients, healthcare organisations, policy-makers, academia, institutions, industry and other health stakeholders to raise awareness on how substandard and falsified medicines can endanger patient safety and especially pregnant women and newborns.
From the Fight the Fakes secretariat we would like to invite you to mark this important day in your calendars and to join forces with IAPO and FTF on social media to raise awareness of how SF medicines endanger patients' safety. We encourage you to share our tweet suggestion below using the attached visual to show your support!