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Medicines We Can Trust: A Call to Safeguard Quality

May 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors

Breakfast Side-Event
May 23
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CEST
Restaurant Vieux-Bois, Avenue de la Paix 12
Geneva , Switzerland


Around the world, at least 1 in 10 medicines are substandard or falsified, harming patients, costing economies billions and undermining trust in health systems. To discuss this challenge and advance solutions, please join us at “Medicines We Can Trust: A Call to Safeguard Quality,” a 71st World Health Assembly side event hosted by USP, the Access to Medicine Foundation, the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, the Brazzaville Foundation, the Concept Foundation, the Mexican Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, PATH and ReAct.

The event will explore:

1) Widespread consequences of substandard and falsified medicines for people and communities everywhere
2) Connections between poor-quality medicines and antimicrobial resistance, global health security, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, universal health coverage and access to medicines
3) Solutions and countries leading the way, and the role everyone can play in the road ahead
4) A preview of a new campaign on the right to safe, quality medicines, including the opportunity for community input


May 23, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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