The project aims at providing support to the authorities involved in the fight against the production of and trafficking in falsified medicines: health and medicines agencies, judicial services, law enforcement services, and other regulatory services.
The project contributes to develop an adequate legal framework, and to build capacities in the five beneficiary countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Jordan, Morocco, and Senegal
Available figures indicate that falsified medicines could represent over 10% of the world market of medicines.
In Central and Western Africa, this percentage can reach over 50%. Falsified medicines can be found in both legitimate and illegitimate distribution channels.
At the global level, this phenomenon is increasing by the growing online trade. As an example, falsified have represented 10.10% of customs seizures at European borders in 2013, against 1.33% in 2006. Country of origin: China with 65.30% and 22.78% India (Source: Annual Report of the European Customs 2014)
- Promotion or update of existing legal frameworks related to falsified medicines, with a specific reference to Medicrime convention.
- Development of national strategies and strengthening of interagency and international cooperation.
- Capacity building and specialised trainings for the judiciary, customs and law enforcement officers, and pharmacists.
- Awareness campaigns
ACTIVITIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
The project organise conferences, seminars and trainings for the key stakeholders to develop professional capacities against falsified medicines and promote a global approach.
The project is funded by the Instrument Contributing to Peace and Stability of the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Civipol. The project team is made of Michel Frebourg, Team Leader, and Cecile Lagoutte, Administrator.