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IntraHealth International and our partners are working to strengthen medical product quality assurance systems to mitigate the proliferation of substandard or falsified medical products. With a $160 million cooperative agreement, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) project sustainably improves medical product quality insurance systems through technical leadership and global advocacy, collaborating with international partners, and providing support to integrate quality-assurance systems for medical products within participating countries.
Substandard and falsified medical products represent a significant public health threat in some low- and middle-income countries. They waste scarce resources, undercut the market for pharmaceutical manufacturers of quality-assured medical products, erode the public’s confidence in the health system, and risk undermining past, current, and future investments.
Improving quality-assurance systems for medical products improves health, productivity, economic growth, and social stability in low- and middle-income countries.
To do this, the project:
IntraHealth International is a core partner in PQM+ and leads health workforce development and capacity-building of local partners for transition awards.
Locally-based partners are Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences; Center for Drug Discovery, Development and Production at the University of Ibadan; Addis Ababa University School of Pharmacy-Regional Bioequivalence Center; Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network; Mahidol University; and Association of Southeast Asian Nations Network for Drugs, Diagnostics and Vaccines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI); as well as several technical resource partners.
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (lead), IQVIA Government Solutions, Panagora Group, and African Union Development Agency–New Partnership for Africa's Development (AUDA-NEPAD).
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