For our members and partners working in Zambia, please do be careful when purchasing locally. Zambia Watchdog reports that there are sub-standard products on the market (see link). The fall-out of this particular case may have contributed to the removal of the Minister of Health from his position.
RAFFAELLA’S LITERATURE UPDATE
Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref The selection and use of essential in vitro diagnostics: report of the third meeting of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics, 2020 (including the third WHO model list of essential in vitro diagnostics). Geneva: World Health Organization; 2021 (WHO Technical Report Series, No. 1031). ...
Webinar QUAMED services
We would like to thank our members for their participation. A total of 42 of our members and some prospective membres participated in our French (Monday the 25th of January 2021) and English (Tuesday, the 26th) webinars on our technical services. Sandrine Cloëz and Laurine Lavergne presented in some detail the technical visits and audits ...
Advocates for International Development
Our application to become a Development Partner of A4ID has been accepted. A4ID is a global charity, that offers opportunities for law firms and companies internationally to make a contribution in meeting the needs of the world’s poorest citizens. They do so by facilitating between law firms, NGOs and others that are in need of ...
WHO benchmarking tool
A brief update on the WHO benchmarking tool. As can be seen in the screen shot below, there are two NRAs in sub-Saharan Africa with maturity level 3: Tanzania and Ghana. https://www.who.int/medicines/areas/regulation/nras_ml3_ml4/en/ A revised Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) user’s manual is currently under development. As soon as it is available we will add a link ...
Raffaella’s literature update
Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref BizimanaT, Hagen N, Gnegel G, Kayumba PC, Heide L (2021) Quality of oxytocin and misoprostol in health facilities of Rwanda. PLoS ONE 16(1):e0245054 Dear Friend, I am happy to share a further work from our friends at the University of Tuebingen, on the quality and storage conditions of ...
University of Utrecht Winter Meeting
On Wednesday we were happy to present our research on #quality in #pharmaceutical #supply in times of #COVID19, at the Virtual Meeting of #Utrecht Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy Regulation, together with #AnthonyBourasseau, RRavinetto, @ITMantwerp, @MedairInt. The meeting honoured us by awarding us for the best presentation. This encourages us to further develop our operational research ...
Access to Covid-19 vaccines
Learning session: European citizens’ initiative for global access to Covid-19 vaccines. A Zoom session co-organised by Be-Cause health. Please see attached document to participate or follow this link: https://www.be-causehealth.be/nl/bch-events/wg-determinants-of-international-health-second-learning-session-on-access-to-covid-19-vaccines-and-technologies/
Recruitment: WV International ‘head of supply chain’
WV international, one of our close partners and a former member, is looking for a ‘Head of Supply Chain’ for their activities in Haiti. #supplychain Please see: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/haiti/supply-chain/head-of-supply-chain-wv-haiti/16025
Quality Assurance of Medical Devices
Earlier this week, we organised a webinar on #qualityassurance of #medicaldevices. On Tuesday it was offered in French and on Wednesday in English. A total of 38 participants, all associated with one of our members, participated. Both sessions lasted between 1.15 and 2 hours. We thank Maria Moya who developed the webinar!
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