Combating Substandard and Falsified Medicines: A View from Rwanda

PLOS Medicine, Vol. 10, Issue No. 7, July 2013

3 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2013

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Agnes Binagwaho

Ministry of Health of Rwanda - Harvard Medical School - Darmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine

Roger Bate

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Michel Gasana

Rwanda Biomedical Center

Corine Karema

Quality and equity health care; Swiss tropical and public health institute

Yves Mucyo

Rwanda Biomedical Center

John Patrick Mwesigye

Government of the Republic of Rwanda - Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Floribert Biziyaremye

Rwanda Biomedical Center

Cameron Nutt

Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science

Claire M. Wagner

Global Health Delivery Partnership

Paul Jensen

Pivit

Amir Attaran

University of Ottawa - Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine; University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

In the last year, several institutions — the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the United States Institute of Medicine — have turned their attention, with varying degrees of effectiveness, to the problem of dangerously poor quality medicines. While substandard medicines are found everywhere in the world, it is the poorest countries with the weakest capacity for drug regulation and quality control that suffer the most.

Suggested Citation

Binagwaho, Agnes and Bate, Roger and Gasana, Michel and Karema, Corine and Mucyo, Yves and Mwesigye, John Patrick and Biziyaremye, Floribert and Nutt, Cameron and Wagner, Claire M. and Jensen, Paul and Attaran, Amir, Combating Substandard and Falsified Medicines: A View from Rwanda (July 2013). PLOS Medicine, Vol. 10, Issue No. 7, July 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298185

Agnes Binagwaho

Ministry of Health of Rwanda - Harvard Medical School - Darmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine

Kigali
Rwanda

Roger Bate

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) ( email )

1150 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Michel Gasana

Rwanda Biomedical Center ( email )

Kigali
Rwanda

Corine Karema

Quality and equity health care ( email )

KHE Rusororo - Gasabo
Kigali, Kigali PoBox 6803
Rwanda

Swiss tropical and public health institute ( email )

Basel
Switzerland

Yves Mucyo

Rwanda Biomedical Center ( email )

Kigali
Rwanda

John Patrick Mwesigye

Government of the Republic of Rwanda - Ministry of Health, Rwanda ( email )

Kigali
Rwanda

Floribert Biziyaremye

Rwanda Biomedical Center ( email )

Kigali
Rwanda

Cameron Nutt

Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science ( email )

Department of Sociology
Hanover, NH 03755
United States

Claire M. Wagner

Global Health Delivery Partnership ( email )

Boston, MA
United States

Paul Jensen

Pivit ( email )

Washington, DC 20002
United States

Amir Attaran (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine ( email )

451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5
Canada

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada
613-562-5800 ext: 2015 (Phone)
613-562-5659 (Fax)

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