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Exciting News: QUAMED ISO9001:2015 certified

We are happy to inform you that QUAMED is now ISO9001:2015 certified, thanks to the hard work done by our operational team and the volunteers from our Technical Committee. The audit was conducted by BSI. Our efforts started in 2020 when we started working on expanding our internal policies, processes and procedures and making them ...

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Quamed: GSDP technical visit in DRC

Our auditor Jean-Christophe Pelissier visited the DRC to conduct a Good Storage and Distribution Practices technical visit of a not-for-profit pharmaceutical wholesaler based in Kinshasa. In addition, he visited suppliers based in Kananga (CADIMEK), Goma (Asrames) and Bukavu for Corrective Action and Preventative Action (CAPA) plans follow-up. All three suppliers had been audited by QUAMED in 2021. Dr. ...

2021 Helen Clark-JoPPP

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Helen Clark-JoPPP Award in Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice! This yearly award started in 2018 with an aim of recognizing exceptional individuals who are making a significant contribution to the field of pharmaceutical policy and practice. This award was named after Helen Elizabeth Clark who served as the 37th ...

PIC/S: COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Routine On-Site Inspections

 It is interesting to see that PIC/S has adopted guidance on “COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Routine On-Site Inspections” (PI 055-1). It entered into force on 15 July 2021. Please follow the following link to the PIC/S website “Publications” https://picscheme.org/en/news to download this document. It was nice to see that the larger suppliers that we have audited ...

COVID-19 Vaccines Quality Report

COVID-19 vaccines are vital interventions to help end the pandemic. However, issues with equitable global access, falsified, diverted and substandard (especially degraded) vaccines are highly likely to become increasingly global public health problems.  Read the latest Medicine Product Quality Report on substandard and falsified (SF) COVID-19 vaccines, which summarise reports in the public domain including ...

Quamed General Assembly

On Wednesday the 9th of June, QUAMED held its 5th annual meeting. Our reports and plans were all adopted. We are grateful that most of our members could participate and we would like to thank ECHO and the Global Fund for their inspiring presentations. With frank exchanges and constructive questions, we feel that we are one step ...

Pharmaceutical Patents and Monopolistic Pricing

South Africa’s struggle to increase access to anti-retroviral medications decades ago focused attention on the relationship between patent protection and high medicine prices. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn greater attention to the cost of pharmaceutical technologies and the inequitable access to these. Globally this has raised concerns about the impact of the 1994 World Trade ...

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Notice to QUAMED members and partners

Dear members, As we near our GA meeting set on the 9th June 2021, we’d like to kindly remind you all that it is crucial to check out our latest newsletter with the membership folder that includes all the important documents you’ll need for voting. As it is a statutory requirement, be sure to check it ...

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