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1 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world Counterfeit Medicines: The views and role of patients and patients’ organizations Jeremiah Mwangi Policy & Website Officer EFPIA Think Tank 20 April 2007 Brussels, Belgium

2 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world About IAPO Unique global alliance of national, regional and international groups representing patients Established in 1999 Crossing borders and diseases Vision: Patients throughout the world are at the centre of healthcare

3 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world Counterfeit Medicines A global issue for patients The concerns and needs of patients IAPO activities to combat counterfeit medicines Where we go from here Introduction

4 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world A Global Issue for Patients Patient safety identified by IAPO members as their number one priority Growing awareness of the threat of counterfeit medicines Global supply chain A matter of patient safety

5 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world Patient Concerns and Needs Confidence Access to safe, high quality and appropriate treatments Trust Accurate, relevant and comprehensive information Patient-Centred Healthcare

6 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world IAPO activities Supporting the activities of patients’ organizations Working with the World Health Organization (WHO) International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) Co-coordinator of a subgroup of the IMPACT Working Group on communications Developing tools for patients’ organizations A global multi-stakeholder approach

7 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world Where do we go from here? Calling for action: to increase the penalties to improve enforcement to strengthen supply chains Raising public awareness and providing information and advice to patient communities: to be aware of the risks of counterfeit medicines and remain vigilant to purchase medicines from licensed sources

8 Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world To conclude A global problem requires a global solution Patient groups are a vital part of the necessary solution We need to continue to collaborate with other stakeholders in health

9 Contact us Please visit our website to find out more: If you would like to receive our free monthly newsletter and details of other publications, please send your details to us: International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations 703 The Chandlery 50 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7QY United Kingdom Tel: Fax: Website: Promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world


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