The MEDISAFE project, launched in March 2018, is soon coming to an end. A closing meeting was held in Mombasa, Kenya, on 6-8 November 2023, and brought together project key stakeholders to present the reference documents produced over the course of the last five years.
The closing meeting provided an opportunity to bring together the vast majority of project main stakeholders and partners who have contributed to its success. National focal points from nine partner countries were in attendance. Representatives from key international bodies were also present, namely UNODC, WHO, Interpol, AUDA-NEPAD, the Delegation of the European Commission in Kenya, UNICRI, the Council of Europe and CHMP, member of the consortium. The project team and key experts facilitated the three-day meeting.
The agenda for the event focused on presenting strategic documents that have been produced under MEDISAFE:
These documents have been developed in collaboration with experts, partner countries and international organizations to support countries in the fight against SFMP, and they cover all areas of the project’s work.
The event also included tree round tables. The first with MEDISAFE national focal points, the second with representatives from international key agencies and the third with key experts and consortium members. The round tables allowed for feedback to be gathered around project implementation, the results and the lessons learned. Participants also put forward their recommendations for a potential second phase of the project. All the participants showed willingness to contribute to developing a proposal to continue interventions undertaken to address the important issue of SFMP.