Raffaella’s Literature Update

Dear Friends,  in the attached Synthesis Report issued from the World Bank Group, Wang, Marquez, Figueras and Bieliaieva discusses the importance of Pharmacovigilance in contributing to building up resilient systems. Please share it with any potentially interested colleagues.   Pharmacovigilance (PV) is an essential component of a health (pharmaceutical)  system, particularly in the first decade ...

Managing Health Supplies in Emergencies: 2023 Education Series Highlights

Reposted from the International Association of Public Health Logisticians : Returning to our engaging June session, the 2023 Education Series illuminated “Health Supply Handling in Emergencies.” Quick Glance: Attached is a bitesize Q&A snapshot, and if you’re keen, catch the recording! Cold Chain Mastery: Learn how we are cold chain on the move: Crisp SOPs for emergencies shared across HFs. ...

Join: Enhancing Pharmaceutical Quantification in Emergencies

Exciting News! Join the HCL Community Education Series on Humanitarian Logistics.  Save the Date: Our next session, supported by USAID’s BHA, focuses on Pharmaceutical Quantification in Emergencies when data is limited. Extended Session: Now from 9 AM to 10:15 AM Eastern time for more in-depth insights and Q&A. 🔗 Reserve your spot: Register here Featuring: Laila Akhlaghi, ...

Wrapping Up GSDP Audits in Eastern DRC: A Collaborative Endeavor

This week, our auditor Jean-Christophe Pelissier is wrapping up the last of three GSDP audits in Eastern DRC. He inspected the CDRs CAMESKI in Bukavu, CADIMEBU in Bunia, and CAAMENIHU in Aru. His reports will be available in the QUAMED database by the end of September. In the picture, he is conducting the audit in ...

Substandard (contaminated) syrup medicines identified in the WHO Region of Africa

A batch of NATURCOLD Syrup found in Cameroon has been flagged by WHO as contaminated with diethylene glycol, exceeding safe limits by a shocking 28.6%! This toxic substance can be fatal when consumed and poses serious risks, especially for children. Risks: Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, altered mental state, and acute kidney injury leading to death. ...

Calling Pharmaceutical Experts: Join Enabel’s TESS MAV+ Programme for Africa’s Health

Our partner Enabel is looking for two experts for the TESS MAV+ programme. Both roles are critical for TeamEurope’s support of the African Union and the Africa CDC. If you are interested, please follow the links for more information.” Pharmaceutical Expert – Manufacturing and Access to Health Products International Program (Brussels, Belgium) Learn more, reshare, ...

Missionpharma’s 2023 Sustainability Report: Advancing Global Goals

Missionpharma, one of the newest QUAMED members, has released its 2023 sustainability report. It presents their Environmental, Social, and Governance priorities and progress in line with the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles for human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption supported by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The report is available on their website.

WHO: Rubella Triumph in South-Asia

Some good news: In just a few years, the WHO South-Asia Region has made incredible strides in controlling rubella. Vaccine coverage has skyrocketed from 12% to 86%, cases have dropped from 5.5 to 1.1 per million, and elimination has been achieved in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Let’s celebrate this tremendous progress together! For more information ...

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