Medical products are not the only falsified products. Aside from the ubiquitous handbags and other fashion items, many products are affected by this growing and often dangerous phenomenon.
Denis Mukwege, laureate of the 2013 Fondation Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention, has been awarded the very first Prize for Democracy and Human Rights by the Parliament of the Federation of Wallonia-Brussels.
Developing countries are by far the most affected by the traffic of falsified medicine. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 30% of all medication on the market in these countries is falsified.