Protecting Public Health
Combating The Trade In Illicit Medicines And Health ProductsLearn More About Our Mission See Our Achievements
GHAP plays an established role in efforts to protect public health in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). As an assurance partner for donor agencies and as a technical resource for national authorities, GHAP encourages resilient and sustainable health systems that help save lives.
The trade in Ilicit medicines and health products constitiutes a major global threat. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the supply of Substandard and Falsified (SF) medicines and health products in LMICs is 10.5%, undermining public health goals, leading to numerous fatalities and contributing to drug resistant strains of disease. Similarly, where authentic good quality government and donor-funded medicines and health products are stolen from public supply chains, citizens are forced to make purchases from the unregulated commercial sector and are further exposed to the threat of substandard and falsified products. The theft of these commodities may corrode donor confidence and imperil health financing programs. Effective mechanisms to support nationally-led responses to the trade in illicit medicines and health products are therefore crucial to protect public health and provide robust assurance.
GHAP provides a full spectrum response to the trade in illicit medicines. GHAP’s specialized support helps determine the source, scope, and scale of deficiencies and develops tailored responses to efficiently address issues of concern
Market Assurance Reviews (MARs™) provide stakeholders with risk-based, data-driven assurance of health supply chain integrity. Extensive, focused, and discreet post market surveillance provides donors unprecedented programme performance insight and supports strategic planning for supply chain improvements.Learn More
Where MARs™ identify weaknesses in supply chain integrity, GHAP Supply Chain Assurance Reviews (SCARs™) provide remedial fixes to ensure end-to-end assurance that stakeholder supply chains are conforming without leakage to the highest Good Distribution Practices (GDPs), and that medical products arriving in-country are delivered to patients, with the highest pharmaceutical efficacy.Learn More
GHAPs National Engagement Strategy (NES™) strengthens the resilience of health systems via the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) and Capacity Building to National Medical Regulatory Agencies (NMRAs) and other Specialist National Agencies. GHAP provides training on developing an intelligence-led response to the trade in illicit medicines and health products.Learn More
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