ABUJA – National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is collaborating with GS1 to substandard and falsified medicines in the supply chain thus safeguarding the health of Nigerians.
This, according to Director General NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, would ensure that the regulated products were traceable with the aims of eliminating substandard and falsified medicines (SFs) in the supply chain, thus safeguarding the health of the population.
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She made this known on Wednesday in Abuja to herald the second edition of African Healthcare Conference scheduled to hold on September 17 to 19, 2019 in Lagos.
She hinted that NAFDAC would be co=hosting the conference as a continuum in fulfilling the agency’s mandate that included the control of distribution sale and use (or supply chain) of medicines and medical products.
Her words: “WHO recently estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle-income countries to be either substandard or falsified especially in Africa, that accounts for 42% of the detected cases worldwide.
“Addressing this situation may help prevent widespread loss of life in this continent including an estimated 64,000-158,000 avoidable deaths from malaria alone. Furthermore, falsified medication has an economic impact and results in less trust in the healthcare system,” she added.
The GS1 Healthcare conference would provide a unique opportunity for healthcare stakeholders to discuss how to work together across Africa to achieve better traceability of pharmaceuticals and to improve patient safety.
The conference is supported by the World Bank, Global Fund, USAID, and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA).
The CEO GS1, Mr. Tunde Odunlami, said NAFDAC was doing phenomenal job, but they would improve on what NAFDAC had been doing.
He added that GS1 had developed standard across the globe and one of the standards was focused on patients safety.
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