African Heads of State commit to tackling falsified and substandard medicines
- On the 18 January, 2020, the governments of Congo, Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Togo and Uganda signed a political declaration committing to take action on falsified and substandard medicines.
- As the first action of the Lomé Initiative, the governments supported by the Brazzaville Foundation have agreed to work on legislation criminalising the trafficking and sale of falsified medicines.
- Support of the World Health Organization
Support of the World Health Organization
‘Substandard and falsified medicines are a shared problem. We must work together on shared solutions. That’s why we are pleased to support the Lomé Initiative.’
Presidential commitment to the Lomé Initiative
Trafficking in FM is a scourge that must be made punishable by law, and those who engage in this traffic must be tried and condemned.
I am personally committed, and I commit my country. We have already put the required mechanisms in place, but we need to go even further.
It is the first time that we Africans are tackling the trafficking of fake medicines. Our continent and our people suffer the most from its devastating consequences. Africa must commit to fighting this deadly scourge.