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Asia-Europe Forum on Combatting Substandard and Falsified Medicines (SFMs)

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
29-30 September 2020 Riko KIMOTO Sustainable Development & Public Health Department ASEF Public Health Network Public Health



Venue:
Online

Introduction

The ASEF Public Health Network together with the Ministry of Health of Cambodia will host the Asia-Europe Forum on Combatting Substandard and Falsified Medicines, on 29-30 September 2020. The forum will take place virtually due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

[The forum will be held from 15:00-18:00 (UTC+7) on both days.]

Objectives

The main objectives of the forum are to:

  • Raise awareness on the dangers that SFMs pose to public health and even beyond the health sector, such as causing economic burdens on the country
  • Discuss the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on SFMs, and develop recommendations to overcome related challenges
  • Share the commitment of the ASEAN through the Joint Statement of the 14th  ASEAN Health Ministers' Meeting to address SFMs
  • Encourage dialogue between Asia and Europe among the stakeholders from diverse sectors for policy implementation and law enforcement on SFMs
  • Agree on priorities for multisectoral and/or international cooperation between Asia and Europe on combatting SFMs

 

The key recommendations will be elevated to ASEM13, which will be held in Cambodia.

Partners

  • Ministry of Health of Cambodia
This project is sponsored by the Government of Japan.
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