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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization, Drug Programme, No. 94.10: Report of a Meeting on the Optimal Use of Regional Drug Quality Control Laboratories in Africa

By M. Kokou Afogbe

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization, Drug Programme, No. 94.10: Report of a Meeting on the Optimal Use of Regional Drug Quality Control Laboratories in Africa  
Author: M. Kokou Afogbe
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Afogbe, M. K. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization, Drug Programme, No. 94.10. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A meeting on the optimal use of the regional drug quality control laboratories (RDQC'Ls) in Africa was the subject of a five day meeting organized by the Action Programme on Essential Dmgs (DAP) and EDVjAW.0 in Niamey, Niger, 8-12 November 1993. The meeting was attended by the directors of regional drug quality control laboratories, managers of central medical stores, directors of drug regulatoty authorities, experts in quality control and observers from Syndicate of National Pharmaceutical Industries (SNIP), France, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IFPMA) and RBeau Mkdicaments et Dkveloppement (ReMeD). The meeting discussed national drug policies in Africa, the quality of drugs in Ahica, and the role of a regional drug quality control laboratoly in a quality assurance system. It also reviewed the status of the regional drug quality control laboratories with emphasis on problems of functioning and causes of under utilization.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1, 1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2 Pwicipants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3 Objectives , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.4 Expected outcome of the mecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.5 Preparatory activities undertaken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 . OPENING OF THE MEETING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 . METHODOLOGY OF WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . * . . . . . . * * . . . . . .* .. . . . . . . . . 5 4 . MAIN TOPICS PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED AT PLENARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4.1 National dmg policies in Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4.2 Quality contml of drugs in Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.3 Reports on the regional drug quality control laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.4 The expcrience of the national drug control laboratory of Tunis . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.5 Place and role of the regional drug quality control laboratory in quality assurance systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., . . . . . . . . * . . . . . . ., . . . . . 11 4.6 The assistance of SNIP to African drug quality control laboratories . . . . . . . 12 5 . REPORTS OF THE WORKSHOPS . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5.1 ldcntification of the main problems of the regional drug quality control laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 5.2 Criteria and list of drugs to be controlled in thc laboratories . . . . . . . .* . . . 13 5.3 Responsibilities and duties of countrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5.4 Responsibilities and dulics of regional drug quality control laboratories . . . . . 14 5.5 Mechanisms of financing of quality control laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.6 Organization of information exchanges on the quality of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.7 Discussion on a draft proposal of an action plan for 1994.1995 and follow-up of the conclusions of the Niamey meeting . . ., . . . . . ., . . . . 16 6 . CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 7 . RECOMMENDATlONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7

 

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