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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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PACN Webinars: Poor Quality Medicines & Sub-Saharan Africa

Webinar 1 - 30/11/20, 11am (UK Time)

The reality of combating poor quality medicines in Africa - global trends & industry response

In the first webinar we will explore the current global situation on the widespread problem of poor-quality medicines and the impact COVID-19 is having on this serious health problem.  Experts will delve into what is a poor-quality medicine, how common are they and who is most affected.  We will then take a closer look at the reality of combating poor quality medicines in Africa, highlighting local and international efforts, and explore how a multi-national company such as GSK is responding to this problem.

Ø  Professor Paul Newton, Oxford University, UK

Ø  Prof Wilson Eruhn, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria 

Ø  Adefunke Evbodaghe, Legal Senior Counsel, Anti-Counterfeiting EMEA, GSK

Webinar 2 - 1/12/20, 11 am (UK time)

Detecting & distinguishing poor-quality medicines/analytical approaches & new technologies

In the second seminar our experts will focus on the vital role the chemical science can play in the detection of poor-quality medicines and in the advancement and discovery of new technologies. There will be an emphasis on the analytical techniques available and the challenges faced, plus a look at new technologies involving advanced molecular tags to identify counterfeits. Industry leader Domino will then share how as a business they are continually developing their anti-counterfeiting coding and printing technologies.

Ø  Dr Harparkash Kaur, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ø  Prof Sunday Okeniyi, Atiba University Oyo, Nigeria 

Ø  David Izuogu, University of Cambridge

Ø  Craig Stobie, Director – Global Sector Management, Domino

To register please follow the link

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Kind Regards

Francesca Porcu

PACN Africa, Strategic Partnership Assistant

Royal Society of Chemistry

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