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October 12, 2011: the Cotonou Declaration is two years old!

Posted on : October 12, 2011

On Monday, October 12, 2009, President Jacques Chirac, surrounded by President Boni Yayi of Benin and President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, launched the Cotonou Declaration against falsified medicines. Two years later, the mobilization campaign against this public health scourge has made headway and has prepared the way for the first regional event in West Africa.

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Blaise Compaore continues mobilizing against falsified medicines

Posted on : September 29, 2011

"For a joint action against falsified medicines in West Africa"is the theme of the Round Table opened by President Blaise Compaore this week in Burkina Faso's capital. This meeting aims to help the 15 ECOWAS member countries strengthen their sub-regional strategy to fight against this scourge.

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Achieving an identifiable regional structure against falsified medicines

Posted on : September 16, 2011

Dr Jean-Marie Trapsida, Coordinator of the Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy for the WHO's Africa / Brazzaville Regional Office, hopes that the Ouagadougou round tables (September 27 to 29, 2011) on falsified medicines will result in a platform of technical and financial partners capable of coordinating the fight against this scourge.

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Summary of the Alexandria conference on “falsified medicines”

Posted on : May 4, 2011

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.

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Southeast Asia, falsified medicines, and malaria

Posted on : April 26, 2011

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.

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States mandate the UNODC against “falsified medicines”

Posted on : April 26, 2011

On April, UN member states passed a resolution mandating the UN Office against Drugs and Crime to work to fight against "falsified medicines", which are the objects of a growing criminal trade.

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An exemplary project led by the Minister of Foreign and European affairs along the Mekong River

Posted on : April 11, 2011

The Observatoire des trafics illicites du Mékong (Observatory for illegal traffic along the Mekong), based in Bangkok is at the heart of a cooperative project between the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA) and Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, to fight against "counterfeit products that represent high level risks to health or security".

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Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Falsified Medicines – Monday, April 4, 2011

Posted on : April 8, 2011

The Scientific Committee on Falsified Medicines held a meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011, under the chairmanship of Professor Marc Gentilini, the Fondation's General Delegate for Health.

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A day of conferences in Alexandria on falsified medicines

Posted on : April 6, 2011

For World Health Day, April 7, 2011, the Regional Centre for Women's Health and Development and the Université Senghor de la Francophonie alongside the Fondation Chirac,

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Programs and actions of the fondation Chirac