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.
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 conversations about the role of quality standards in public health, you might come across the words “compendia” and “compendial.” At USP, terms like “compendial approaches,” “compendial standards,” and “compendial tools” are part of our everyday vocabulary.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. seems to be part of nearly every news broadcast and news site today. And based on the number of people affected by this crisis, serious conversations about how to help are more important than ever.
USP and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) partners are exploring new ways to stem the tide of substandard and falsified medicines. Read more.
Today, two billion people – more than 25% of the world’s population – benefit from the quality standards we develop with our partners for how medicines, dietary supplements, and food are produced. These standards help build a foundation for quality that makes the world a safer and healthier place. Click here to read more.
The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) convened in May 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, where hundreds of public health experts converged to discuss crucial global health topics including, antimicrobial resistance, global health security, health systems strengthening and more.