Gaps in Access to Reproductive Medicines in Eastern Mediterranean

A recent study assessed access to mifepristone, misoprostol, and contraceptive medicines in eight Eastern Mediterranean countries, highlighting significant gaps. Despite their critical role in reducing maternal mortality, most countries did not include all WHO essential contraceptives in national guidelines. Only Lebanon and Pakistan had comprehensive family planning guidelines, and only Afghanistan and Lebanon included mifepristone ...

Job Alert: Regulatory Expert

QUAMED (www.quamed.org) is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in various aspects of pharmaceutical quality assurance. We conduct pharmaceutical assessments and audits, develop and facilitate training courses around pharmaceutical quality, auditing and inspection and organise and provide technical assistance in the field of pharmaceutical quality assurance. We are starting a new project in Senegal with as objective ...

Expert Needed for Snakebite Treatment Project

Excited to announce a new Wellcome Trust contract opportunity focused on ‘Regulatory Pathways and Systems for Snakebite Treatments’. They are seeking an external expert in regulatory affairs for a project commitment of up to 2 days per week, over 12 months, with a fee of £700/day. Proposals are due by 21 June 2024. More details ...

WHO Approves 33 New Regulatory Authorities

On Monday 20th of May 2024, the WHO approved 33 national and regional regulatory authorities, including the U.S. FDA and the European Medicines Regulatory Network (EMRN), as WHO Listed Authorities (WLAs), bringing the total to 36 WLAs from 34 Member States since March 2022. This milestone enhances global cooperation and regulatory standards for medicine and vaccine ...

Assessing Essential Medicine Quality in Enugu and Anambra, Nigeria

This study examined 260 samples of 13 essential medicines in Enugu and Anambra, Nigeria, revealing that 25.4% did not meet USP 42 standards. Dexamethasone tablets had a 95% failure rate, and noncommunicable disease drugs showed higher non-compliance (21.2%) than anti-infectives (17.6%). OOS rates were similar between licensed vendors (25.2%) and market vendors (25.5%), with only ...

Innovative Policies for Affordable Medicine Access

Sustainable access to affordable medicines is a global health issue, even for high-income countries. The fifth PPRI Conference, held in Vienna on 25-26 April 2024, will discuss innovative pharmaceutical policies to tackle current and future challenges. The event invites researchers, policymakers, payers, patients, industry representatives, and health professionals. Key topics include best practices and lessons ...

Somaliland’s Fight Against Substandard Medicines

Join on May 21st from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM GMT+2 for a discussion with Sadiq Samater, a Quality Control Consultant at the Somaliland Quality Control Commission. Sadiq, a UK pharmacist, will address the challenges of substandard and falsified medicines in Somaliland and the actions taken by SQCC. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and ...

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Systems: Broaden Your Expertise Online with LSTM

Are you a healthcare professional seeking to broaden your expertise in pharmaceutical systems? Look no further than the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Systems! This comprehensive 10-month program, delivered entirely online, is meticulously crafted to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule while providing invaluable insights into access, supply, and system strengthening within the pharmaceutical domain. By collaborating ...

Advancing Health Equity

Our colleague Linda Mudyiwenyama who is our regulatory expert supporting the RFDA is standing next to Caroline Gennez, the Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation and of the Major Cities Policy. The occasion was the conference towards Health Equity: Strong Health Systems, Universal Health Coverage and Social Participation (https://belgian-presidency.consilium.europa.eu/en/events/towards-health-equity-strong-health-systems-universal-health-coverage-and-social-participation/). Linda is based in Kigali. In the ...

QUAMED in Mechelen

We had the opportunity to participate in the conference Towards Health Equity: Strong Health Systems, Universal Health Coverage and Social Participation. It was organised by the Belgian government as the current president of the EU in collaboration with ENABEL and Be-cause Health. We thank them for having been invited. It was a great opportunity to ...

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