When a problem puts millions of lives at risk, costs economies billions of dollars and undermines decades of hard-earned health progress, it deserves prompt and strategic attention. I’m describing the consequences of poor-quality medicines – a worldwide problem that deserves worldwide attention.
Countries throughout Africa are working to harmonize standards to make processes more efficient and help bring needed pharmaceuticals to market, while protecting medicines quality. Learn more
There’s something about an anniversary that inspires me to look to the future as well as appreciate the past, especially at the start of a new year. As we mark the anniversary of the 10th year of USP-China, the future and the past offer a great deal to appreciate.
In Nigeria, mothers frequently deliver their babies at home—only 36 percent deliver at health care facilities. Giving birth without the assistance of trained healthcare providers leaves babies vulnerable to infections, and some can be fatal.