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Published on April 20, 2022 / Topic : Public Health
National plans to fight against fake medicines: Towards the implementation of a pilot project in Togo
April 20, Lomé, Togo - Chief Executive and the Prefigurator Consultant were hosted by the Togolese Minister of Health on a mission to explore the conditions for implementing the pilot project. They met with several interlocutors, existing or future stakeholders, from the following organizations: WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank, GiZ, AFD, C.I.PRE.S and USAID.
Caption: Working meeting with the UNFPA Resident Representative and her collaborators in the presence of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health and the Chief Executive of the Foundation and the Prefigurator Consultant, © Brazzaville Foundation.
The purpose of the meeting with the Minister of Health of Togo, Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, was to present the methodology and the 2022-2024 work program and budget necessary to support the prefiguration work and the pilot to be conducted in Togo within the framework of the Lomé Initiative against trafficking falsified and substandard medicines (FSM). Indeed, under the political coordination of the Ministry of Health and the technical support of the Brazzaville Foundation, the methodology adopted plans to launch a pilot project in Togo in 2022 in order to verify the feasibility parameters of national plans to fight against falsified and substandard medicines. The work of prefiguring and launching the pilot will be carried out by the prefiguring consultant.
The Republic of Togo by its size, its geographical location and its coordination role in this initiative is an ideal candidate. The expected feedbacks will allow to design more precisely the national plans of fight in the other signatory countries of the Initiative.
The pilot will also allow to:
- Identify potential technical and financial partners
- Model the working methodology for replication and adaptation in other Lomé Initiative countries
- Harmonize the legal framework between the Republic of Togo (Civil Law) and the Republic of Ghana (Common Law)
- Work on a methodological toolbox with the different technical and financial partners (WHO, UNODC, Laboratories, etc.)
From April 11 to 20, 2022, the Director of the Brazzaville Foundation Mr. Richard Amalvy and the Consultant Prefigurator of the Lomé Initiative - Pilot Project Mr. Cedric Otse-Mawandza also met with the members of the political coordination ensured by Prof. Mijiyawa as well as all the technical and financial partners likely to bring a support to the project such as WHO, Unicef, UNFPA, World Bank, GiZ, AFD, C.I.PRE.S and USAID.
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