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QUAMED joins the Global Health Supplies discussion on Nov 28th 2022

The QUAMED director Ed Vreeke participates in the Joint UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO meeting with manufacturers and suppliers in Copenhagen ( 28 November-01 December 2022). The title of the meeting is Global Health Supplies: Paradigm Shifts in Market Authorization, Procurement and Supply Chains Approach. We are represented to learn more about the quality assurance systems of suppliers and the QA needs of procurers ...

Call for abstracts: BE-CAUSE organizes sessions on “Breaking Taboos In Global Health

Be-Cause health has organised a call for abstracts and organised sessions: Breaking Taboos in Global Health. When: 23/03 24/03/2023 CET There are many challenges that still hinder access to equitable health, among which colonisation, discrimination and racism, unequal access to essential health services and quality medicines, and many more. Be-cause health, a platform of stakeholders ...

Welcoming William Wekwete as a Quamed New Technical Committee Member

We are thrilled to welcome William Wekwete as a member of our Technical Committee. He will reinforce the regulatory expertise within the Technical Committee. Dr. Wekwete is currently a member of the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Association of Zimbabwe (PRAAZ) and a member of the Southern African Academy of Pharmacy (SAAP). He holds a BVSc degree from the University of Zimbabwe ...

Latest member of Quamed’s Technical Commitee: Eric Karikari

We are happy to welcome Eric Karikari as a member of our technical committee. Eric Karikari is a senior reviewer of non-clinical and clinical data supporting the Marketing Authorization Applications and Clinical Trial Authorization at the Food and Drugs Authority in Ghana. He’s a pharmacist by training with a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy(Pharmacology and Toxicology) and has ...

Quamed welcomes Chantal Uwamahoro

QUAMED is very thrilled to welcome Chantal Uwamahoro Kayitesi. Chantal is joining QUAMED as the responsible manager for the USAID-funded online learning platform. She is a public health medical doctor with 15 years of experience designing, implementing and coordinating health system strengthening programs in the international development context. Chantal is passionate about health workforce development ...

Raffaella’s Literature Update

Ref. Review of product information for selected antiretroviral medicines circulating in five African countries. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2022. Licence: Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. Dear Friends, This is a heavy document, but it conveys some findings and messages that are important for those who work around pharmaceutical systems at different levels, from procurement and supply to regulation, ...

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Quamed: Audits and Technical Visits in Pakistan

One of our validated GMP auditors has arrived in Pakistan to conduct 2 GMP audits and 2 GSDP technical visits. The audits and technical visits have been requested by Action Contre la Faim France and Save the Children International. Meanwhile, our technical coordinator and another one of our validated GMP auditors, have started their preparations to conduct 3 GMP ...

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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. ...

Captivating Discussion organized by PAH on challenges met by the pharmaceutical sector on quality

On October 11, QUAMED was invited by PAH, Les Pharmaciens Humanitaires( https://www.pah-lespharmacienshumanitaires.org/ ) to participate in a round table discussion on the challenges of quality in the pharmaceutical sector. PAH, Les Pharmaciens Humanitaires” is an NGO composed of professionals of international solidarity whose main objective is to improve access to quality pharmaceutical inputs to ensure ...

WHO SUBSTANDARD PAEDIATRIC MEDICINE ALERT

This WHO Medical Product Alert refers to 4 substandard products, identified in Gambia and reported to WHO in Sept 2022.The four products are Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup from the manufacturer Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India. Laboratory analysis of samples confirmed that they contain unacceptable ...

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