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|EN: PharmaCOP aims to link up Local Health Systems managers, experts and NGO’s technical assistants working or with experience in Africa.
The objective of this community is to create an environment where professionals can share experiences, knowledge, literature and best practices in the field of health service delivery at the local level.
Feel free to contribute by participating in the ongoing or former debates. You can also suggest a new topic for discussions and share your own experience.
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Notre ambition est de relier les gestionnaires des systèmes locaux avec d'autres experts/assistants techniques travaillant pour les ONGs ou ayant de l'expérience en Afrique.
L'objectif de la CoP est de créer un environnement où les professionnels peuvent partager des expériences, des connaissances, de la littérature et des meilleures pratiques dans le domaine de la médicaments.
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Great thank to BBC we really appreacite people helping struggle against drugs counterfaited Samba Diarra Health Economics & Policy National Health Account(NHA) Auditor Applicant Tel 00223-66 94 50 89 Mail : email@example.com --- En date de : Ven 11.1.13, dieter.g Gijsbrechts <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit : De: dieter.g Gijsbrechts <email@example.com> Objet: [...
Hello friends, Today the BBC featured an article on using mobile phone technology to tackle dangerous counterfeit medicine on sale in Nigeria. Consumers can text in a number scratched off the back of medicine packaging and check if the drug is real or fake. mPedegree started a few years back in Ghana and has now spread to eight countries including Kenya, Nigeria and India. Cameroon and Rwanda are...
Thank you Laurence, I think the second question especially is important. The main lesson to take away from India's experience is does the pharmaceutical industry provide a lot of jobs, and the right kind of jobs? Of course it would be beneficial to the health sector, countries balance of payments and not least the money savings of ordinary Africans, ot have an African pharmaceutical industry, but ...
Dear All, here are the last two prompts. Please don't hesitate to provide any kind of inputs, this is a great opportunity to start exchanging ideas. 1) There are pockets of local ARV production on the continent. What lessons can be learned such that these initiatives can be scaled-up and replicated elsewhere on the continent? 2) It is often argued that scaling-up the pharmaceutical sector...
Dear All, Here is another set of prompts. I hope you will share your thinking on those challenging questions to foster debate! 1) The growth in India’s pharmaceutical sector over the last 30 years is impressive. What key lessons and takeaways exist, such that India’s successful experience could be replicated on the African continent? 2) Despite India burgeoning pharmaceutical sector, prov...
Dear Members, World AIDS day is in 3 days time. Africa bears 75% of the world's AIDS burden, and many of its citizens do not have access to the drugs they need. Those that do have access to ARVs are often depending on donor funding for the drugs that keep them alive. What is more, the vast majority of HIV treatment drugs consumed in Africa are imported from generic manufacturers, with over 80% ...
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