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La Fondation Chirac participe à la Conférence du Conseil de l’Europe sur Médicrime

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La Fondation Chirac participe à la Conférence du Conseil de l’Europe sur Médicrime


Ce mardi 24 Novembre à Paris, la Fondation Chirac participe à la Conférence organisée par l’Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe. La Conférence a comme objectif de sensibiliser les députés à la problématique des faux médicaments et leur impact négatif sur la santé publique, ainsi que de les inciter à ratifier la Convention Médicrime. Pour plus sur le programme, cliquez ici.

 

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On November 24th, Fondation Chirac takes part in a conference organized by the Council of Europe (COE) Parliamentary Assembly in Paris. The Conference has the objective to raise awareness on fake medicines and their danger for global health, while promoting the ratification of Medicrime to the 47 CoE Member States representatives. For more information on the program, click here.

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