Fight against Illicit Trade of Pharmaceutical Products.

Chapter: Togo | Project range: National | 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 organise collective action in the fight against corruption. It works to improve accountability, protect activists, promote corruption prevention, enforce anti-corruption policies, and demand justice to end impunity.

CPI Score: 30

CPI Rank: 129

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Access to medicines, vaccines and other products


National Partners:
Ministry of Health

Theory of Change

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



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.


  1. Field investigations were conducted to uncover SFM trade networks.
    Research & analysisRisk assessment, vulnerability map & baseline study
  2. Training of healthcare practitioners on how to identify SFM.
    Awareness raising
  3. Sensitisation and education sessions on the dangers of SFM.
    AdvocacyAwareness raising
  4. Supported the application of sanctions against producers and suppliers of SFM (legal assistance and monitoring to ensure perpetrators are prosecuted).
  5. 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.

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