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QUAMED – Welcomed New members

The board of directors of QUAMED is happy to announce that in their December meeting, they warmly welcomed and accepted three membership applications from the following organizations. CADIMEBU. A regional medical store based in Bunia, DRC, and partner of the Congolese government with a mandate to make essential medicine accessible to the population and contribute to the promotion ...

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QUAMED Call to Auditors & Experts

As we grow, we’d like to launch a call to applications for independent and experienced experts and auditors who are interested in becoming validated QUAMED experts and auditors. We are looking for GSDP (Good Storage and Distribution Practices) auditors to conduct on-site audits of pharmaceutical suppliers, GSDP experts to perform GSDP technical visits, whether on-site or remotely, ...

JOB ALERT – ISO Certification Expert

QUAMED is looking for an expert to assist our team to prepare for an ISO certification (ISO 17021:2015, ISO 17065:2015 or ISO 19011:2018). The expert should be able to advise us as to which of the three ISO certifications would fit best with our Quality Certification Program (QCP). Having such a certification in addition to ...

 WHO Alert – Yemen and Lebanon – Substandard (contaminated) METHOTREXTM

The following message is courtesy of Dr. Raffaella Ravinetto, Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium. Dear Friends,  Sadly, I am sharing one more WHO Alert that concerns a poor-quality medicine that harmed children. As the Alert reads, “following adverse events in pediatric patients receiving METHOTREXTM 50mg, the health authorities in both Yemen ...

Quamed keeps it green

In the course of 2022, QUAMED has started including the offset for the CO2 emissions of the travel of its experts and staff in our budgets. All our members and partners have contributed through the payment of their invoices. We fund CO2 compensation (# of tonnes) and we fund planting trees through ecologi.com. Since we started, we ...

QUAMED wishes you a wonderful year of 2023

The board of directors of QUAMED (Daniel Vandenbergh, Patrick Lukulay, Melina Kempster, Edwin de Voogd, Cecile Macé, Arsène Ouedragoo, and Daniel Berman) would like to join QUAMED’s executive director Ed Vreeke, to send our very best wishes for 2023 to all our members, partners, friends and followers.  We count on you in 2023 to continue ...

Quamed: Until we meet again in 2023!

Dear Partners, Members, Friends, and Followers of Quamed. We would like to take this opportunity to send our gratitude to all of you for your support and collaboration over the whole year of 2022. Thanks to you we were able to achieve so much and we look forward to an even more engaging and exhilarating 2023. On this note, ...

Raffaella’s Literature Update

The following message is courtesy of Dr. Raffaella Ravinetto, Public Health Department, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium. Ref. Stolbrink M, Chinouya MJ, Jayasooriya S e al. Improving access to affordable quality-assured inhaled medicines in low- and middle-income countries. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 Nov 1;26(11):1023-1032. Dear Friends, inhaled medicines for asthma and chronic ...

Yemen: GSDP Technical Visits

After a trip of almost 2 weeks, our expert Jason Bower will travel home from Aden, Yemen this weekend. Jason conducted GSDP technical visits with 9 pharmaceutical wholesalers. The selection of the suppliers was done by Relief International and QUAMED using, among other information, a pre-visit questionnaire that had been filled out by the suppliers ...

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Venezuela: GSDP Technical Visits

Our expert, the pharmacist Maria Moya, has returned from a visit to Venezuela. She conducted 11 GSDP technical visits of 11 suppliers located in 5 different municipalities. The assessments were done on the behalf of (and funded by): MDM Spain, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children International, Première Urgence International, Action Contre la Faim Spain ...

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