UNGA high level side event - “The fight for quality medicines in Africa – stopping falsified, substandard medicines”

QMPAR

Wednesday 26 September 2018
Time:
14:00–15:30
Location: African Union conference Center, 346 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022, USA

Co-Chairs: HE Mr. Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon, President of the Republic of Benin and HE Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia.

Organizers: The event is organized by Member States with support from the African Union Commission and the World Health Organization.

Objective:
To mobilize Member States and partners to consolidate efforts in the fight against substandard and falsified medical
products and provide high-level political support.

Specific Objectives:

  • To highlight the implications of international regulations on the movement of medicines and other health products.
  • To address issues of International partnership, cross-borders collaboration and multi-sectoral approaches against substandard and falsified medical products.
  • To discuss effective policy options and show-case the salient examples of political leadership to efficiently fight against substandard and falsified medical products.

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