News Archive: August 2017

The 2017 Patient Solidarity Day theme is: Patient empowerment.
Devex in partnership with U.S Pharmacopeia explores the global health challenges caused by poor-quality medicines and approaches to achieving quality-assured medicines in low and middle income countries. Each year, the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines puts the lives of millions...
John Mwangi, Head Middle Africa, Regulatory Affairs & Cluster Quality, Bayer East Africa explores medicine regulation harmonisation by giving us an African perspective with insight on what is to come. Access to medicines remains a big challenge in the African continent. Among the factors that...
Samvel Azatyan, Group Lead, Regulatory Networks and Harmonisation,World Health Organization, explores medicine regulation and harmonisation highlighting the role that the WHO is playing. Access to health care and medical products is one of the fundamental human rights. WHO is committed to enhancing...
Don't just sit there, September is pain awareness month. Regardless of your priorities, the campaign can be easily adapted for use in your local and national activities. Through a global effort we can together achieve increased awareness among relevant stakeholders so that chronic pain can be recognised, effectively treated and managed.
On 4 th – 5 th July 2017, IAPO held its 3 rd African Regional Meeting. This was an opportunity for the community of IAPO’s African members to come together and call for the establishment of a patient-centric African Medicines Agency. In this respect, it was highlighted how important it is to ensure...