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USP Programs Help Tighten Africa’s Public Health Safety Net

Africa Public Health

Poor quality medicines are the source of an alarming, but often overlooked global health crisis. A report from the International Policy Network estimates that 700,000 people die every year from fake anti-malarial and tuberculosis drugs alone.

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Nigeria Celebrates a Major Milestone in the Fight Against Substandard Medicines

Nigeria Pharmaceutical Achievement

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) marked a major milestone in the fight against substandard and poor quality drugs by acheiving internationally recognized ISO 17025 accreditation.

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Quality Medicines Protect Vulnerable Populations

Quality medicines and vulnerable populations

Access to quality care and medicines is an integral part of public health. For USP, an organization that creates and promotes public standards for medicines and foods, quality and access are two sides of the same coin and in fact the absence of either one actually threatens effectiveness of medical care around the world.  

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