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IFPMA & the Geneva Graduate Institute will fight the fakes during #FTFWeek!

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IFPMA & the Geneva Graduate Institute will fight the fakes during #FTFWeek!

Our partner, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) together with the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a student-led initiative at the Graduate Institute Geneva, will organize a workshop on 6th December 2019 as a key event during this year’s Fight the Fakes Week!

The workshop will have two different components: First, a Lunch & Learn Session at IFPMA’s office (Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland) where IFPMA will present key facts and figures and the global health impact of the issues of falsified medicines. This session will be open to a small group of students who are leading the GHI. Following this, a series of external presentations, discussions and a networking event will take place at the Graduate Institute. 

If you are in Geneva and would like to take part in the discussions and networking event at the Graduate Institute, please register via!


Agenda of the event:


Events during the Workshop (06.12.2019)



12h00-12h45 Lunch and Learn Session

  • Introduction to the issues of falsified medicines
  • Info about the FTF campaign and its goals
  • Q&As



12h45 – 13h00    Head to IHEID Campus

13h00 – 13h30 Presentation #1

  • What is the Industry doing?
  • Innovative solutions to fight fake medicines
Novartis Graduate Institute Geneva
13h30 – 14h00 Presentation #2

  • Growing burden of CVD in Africa – impact on public heath
World Heart Federation Graduate Institute Geneva

14h00 – 14h15    Coffee/Tea Break

14h15 – 15h15 Student Engagement

Group #1: Internet & culture of self-diagnosis

  • Online pharmacies and self-prescribing drugs

Group #2: Under-reporting of incidence

  • Lack of awareness and poor detection
Graduate Institute Geneva Graduate Institute Geneva
15h15 – 16h00 Apero and Networking – Wrap Up session All Graduate Institute Geneva


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