The first mission to Tanzania aimed at gathering information on the country context, discussing and agreeing upon a country action plan, and sharing best practices and opportunities in the fight against substandard and falsified medical products with all stakeholders, including pharmacy inspectors, control laboratory staff, customs, and the police.
The first technical seminar was organized at the Food and Drugs Authority and allowed the team to :
– Share the international WHO approved definition of substandard and falsified medicines
– Share a risk approach and identify the stakes in terms of health safety and public health impact related to substandard and falsified medical products to prevent any risk of loss of confidence of users in the health system
– Identify and share good practices in the fight against substandard and falsified medical products
– Identify inappropriate practices (weaknesses) and difficulties encountered, and share solutions provided