Project


Fight against Illicit Trade of Pharmaceutical Products.

Chapter: Togo | Project range: Local | Year: 2017

Chapter details

About the chapter:
The Alliance Nationale des Consommateurs et de l’Environnement (ANCE-Togo) is the Togo Transparency International Chapter. ANCE-Togo aims to stimulate collective action in the fight against corruption. The Chapter works to improve accountability, protect activists, promote prevention and enforcement of anti-corruption standard and demanding justice to end impunity.

CPI Score: 30

CPI Rank: 129


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Summary

Access to medicines, vaccines and other products

Theory of Change

Policy & Insititutional Change
Improved enforcement of policies
Behaviour Change
Anti-Corruption Activism Community Action Seeking Redress Against Corruption
Change Type:

Awareness

Aim

Raising public awareness of the impact of counterfeit drugs and medicines on their health.

Advocating for law enforcement operations to increase the seizure of counterfeit medical products.

Landscape

The illegal sale of fake medicines in African markets and in Togo is a reality. According to the latest WHO report, nearly 100,000 deaths are linked to the trade in counterfeit medicines.

Activities

  1. Field investigations to uncover networks of fake medicines.
    Research & analysis
  2. Reinforcement of the healthcare actors on the techniques of identification of the fake medicines.
    Awareness raising
  3. Organisation of sensitisation and education sessions on the dangers of fake medicines.
    AdvocacyAwareness raising
  4. Support the application of sanctions against producers and suppliers of fake medicines (legal assistance and monitoring to ensure perpetrators are prosecuted).
  5. A toll free number available for the population to report counterfeit products.
    Monitoring & evaluation

Achievements

  • 40 tons of drugs have been seized by the Togolese law enforcement agents.


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