Fight against Illicit Trade of Pharmaceutical Products.
The aim was to raise public awareness for the impact of sub-standard and falsified medicines (SFM) on patients' health and to advocate for law enforcement operations to promote the seizure of SFM.
The sale of sub-standard and falsified medicines on African markets and in Togo is a common reality. According to the latest WHO report, nearly thousands of deaths are linked to the trade of SFM.
- Field investigations were conducted to uncover SFM trade networks.
Research & analysisRisk assessment, vulnerability map & baseline study
- Training of healthcare practitioners on how to identify SFM.
- Sensitisation and education sessions on the dangers of SFM.
- Supported the application of sanctions against producers and suppliers of SFM (legal assistance and monitoring to ensure perpetrators are prosecuted).
- A toll-free number was established through which citizens could report detected SFM. System developmentTrial & implement new approach
- In 2016 to 2017, 40 tons of drugs were seized by the Togolese law enforcement agents.