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Fight the Fakes and the Fight the Fakes chapter of the University College London (UCL) are hosting the event ‘Digital Natives Fight Fake Medicines – How tech start-ups & youth are driving the development of innovative technologies in the fight against falsified medicines’ at the side-lines of the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva on Monday, 20th May!
Our event will explore how blockchain, apps, nanoscanners and digital technology more generally have great potential for tackling falsified medicines. It will demonstrate the integral part that the technology sector and youth is playing in shaping a bright future where digital technologies present innovative solutions to the growing threat of falsified medicines to public health and ultimately universal health coverage (UHC).
Achieving UHC by 2030 is a key priority of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO); with digital health bridging access to care on a global scale. The resolution on “Digital Health” adopted at the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) by 193 WHO member states affirms the digital opportunity to strengthen UHC and access to quality data and medical products. Political will to deliver UHC, leveraging the power of digital health, and unleashing the potential of young people in driving global health progress are coalescing to create new opportunities to fight the criminals who put people’s lives at risk, and undermine public health by producing and selling fakes medicines.
Even if you’re unable to attend our event in person, you can’t miss out on it as we will be live streaming it on YouTube here!
Read more about our partner’s International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) intervention on substandard and falsified medicines at this year’s World Health Assembly.
Likewise our partner the International Council of Nurses (ICN) delivered a statement in fake medicines and in support of Fight the Fakes at the WHA – find out more here!
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