The MEDICRIME Convention celebrates its 10th anniversary at the 5th plenary meeting

From 1 to 3 December, the Brazzaville Foundation was present, in its capacity as observer, at the 5th plenary meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe's MEDICRIME Convention in hybrid format. This meeting was an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the convention.

 

Parties and observers reflected on the history of the Convention, its added value in the international legal arsenal, its successes and the unprecedented challenges in the fight against falsified and substandard medicines.

On 2 December, during the second day of the plenary meeting, Ariane Allin, Chief Operating Officer of the Brazzaville Foundation, presented to the Committee of the Parties and the audience the achievements and future actions of the Lomé Initiative in the fight against falsified and substandard medicines in Africa. The Foundation invited the Committee of the Parties and the observers to take part in the review of the legislative audit carried out in 2020 and 2021 in partnership with the international law firm Allen & Overy to take stock of the legislation to fight against the trafficking of falsified and substandard medicines in each country, and to undertake a comparative legislation exercise to harmonise these legislations at the international level.

 

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Ariane Allin, Chief Operating Officer of the Brazzaville Foundation in videoconference with Mr. Sergei Glagolev, Chair of the MEDICRIME Committee of the Parties and Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation and Mr. Oscar Alarcon-Jimenez, Executive Secretary of the MEDICRIME Committee of the Parties

 

On the same day, an anniversary video broadcast at the event featured a message from Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation, congratulating the Committee of the Parties to the MEDICRIME Convention for the work accomplished since its inception in 2011 and affirming the willingness to work together to combat the trafficking of fake medecines that persists in Africa.

 

 

For more information, read the press release published by the Council of Europe.

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