Alongside several partners, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announced on June 1, that it was launching a comic strip competition in universities throughout Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. These countries of the Mekong region are heavily affected by illegal trafficking of various products, including falsified medicines.
Implementing national committees against false medicines
From May 30 to June 2nd, 2011 in Conakry, Fondation Chirac officials have taken advantage of the fourth Medical Days of Guinea to raise awareness about the fight against falsified medicines. During this event, President Alpha Condé signed the Cotonou Declaration on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
The 10th Annual Meeting of Deans of Francophone Faculties of Pharmacy was held in Lyon on Monday, May 30 to Thursday, June 2. Alain Mérieux, President of the Mérieux foundation, invited the Deans to spend a day focusing on falsified medicines and training health professionals to cope.
Fighting the traffic of falsified medicines in Burundi
Three new states have signed the Cotonou Declaration in recent weeks: the President of the Republic of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic; the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk; and the President of Moldova, Mr. Marian Lupu.
On May 9, 2011, former Commissioner and current co-Chairman of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly questioned the European Commission on the projects under consideration by the EU executive branch to help developing countries fight against falsified medicines.
Through the stories of three characters living in New York, Paris, and Hanoi, the film shows that Internet pharmaceutical purchases are...
The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Fondation Chirac are presenting Pharmacide. This video is warning against the dangers of consumption of drugs purchased through the Internet.
On April 7, 2011, during World Health Day, Marc Gentilini, Aline Plançon, and Thierry Le Lay participated in a video-conference on "The International Risks and Global Issues of Falsified Medicines" organized in Alexandria by the Université Senghor de la Francophonie. The following is a summary of their talks.
The manufacturing and sales of sub-standard medicines on the official and the illegal markets have dire effects on the health of individual consumers as well as on the population as a whole.