Fight The Fakes

Speak up about fake medicines.

1st Fight the Fakes Week 3-9 December 2018

Fight the Fakes invited partner organisations and any interested groups or individual to raise awareness and join Fight the Fakes Week 2018 and speak up about falsified medicines.

With our 37 partners, we have great potential to spread knowledge and raise awareness of fake medicines throughout our networks and staff. The week also coincided with Patient Solidarity Day, “Safe Medication and Healthcare for All by campaign partner the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO).

Have a look at this detailed Fight the Fakes Week 2018 Review and get inspired for the next edition of Fight the Fakes in 2019 between 2-8 December!


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3-9 December 2018

Participate in the first ever Fight the Fakes week and let your colleagues, friends and family know why fighting falsified medicines is everyone’s business.

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Calendar of Events

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3 December

UCL Fight the Fakes: University College London, United Kingdom

12:00: Lunch Hour Lecture – Interdisciplinary Action against Substandard and Falsified Medicines

17:00: Documentary Screening


4 December

UCL Fight the Fakes: University College London, United Kingdom

12:00: Lunch Hour Lecture – Perspective of the Pharmaceutical Industry

17:00: Oxford Style Debate – Falsified and Substandard Medicines


5 December

World Heart Federation: DICEC, Abu Dhabi A Room, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15:30: Panel – Ensuring the Quality of Medicines and Fighting Counterfeited Drugs with Mahmoud Sani, Bayero University Kano, Martin Bernhardt, Sanofi, Luc Besancon, Pharmacy and Consulting, Julie Redfern, The Georgia Insitute for Public Health Australia. Moderated by Hussain Jafri, International Alliance of Patient Organizations. Full programme here.

UCL Fight the Fakes: University College London, United Kingdom

8:00: Media Breakfast

9:00: Fight the Fakes Global Citizenship Challenge Exhibition

12:00: Lunch Hour Lecture – The Falsified Medicines Directive & the Fight against Fake Medicines

15:00: Lecture – Substandard and Falsified Medicines & AMR: Lessons to be learned from the AMR Campaign

17:00: Youth Advocacy Town Hall Event

18:00: The Role of Youth in Advocacy


6 December

UCL Fight the Fakes: University College London, United Kingdom

12:00: Lunch Hour Lecture – Screening Technologies: Will they save the Day?


7 December

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO): Worldwide

All Day: Patient Solidarity Day, Theme: Safe Medication and Healthcare for All’ (More info)

UCL Fight the Fakes: University College London, United Kingdom

12:00: Lunch Hour Lecture – Pharmacies: Leading the Fight against Fake Medicines

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