The GS1 Healthcare Online Summit is a 3-day event (16 -18 November 2021) organised by GS1, who is one of the founding members of the recently launched Fight the Fakes Alliance. The event offers the opportunity to understand how global standards are being used across all parts of the healthcare supply chain – to help enable traceability and authenticity of products, in hospital clinical and supply processes, and in distribution.

During the third day of the 3rd GS1 Healthcare Online Summit, Tuesday 17 November, there will be a session on Africa, the region with the biggest burden of substandard and falsified medicines. During this session, stakeholders working in and with African countries will discuss perspectives, progress and aspirations for the future regarding global standards and their role in supporting access to authentic and safe medicines.

Don’t miss the session if you want to:

Get inspired by the journey of pharmaceutical regulatory authorities in Africa that are working to set up pharmaceutical traceability systems.

• Learn how Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has conducted COVID-19 vaccines traceability pilots, what they have learnt, and how these lessons are shaping their future systems.

• Learn about the progress of Ethiopia’s Food and Drug Authority (EFDA) in developing their pharmaceutical traceability system.

• Hear about progress from other African governments that have started setting up pharmaceutical traceability systems, including Zambia.

Learn about a global repository for health product data, the Global Trust Repository (GTR), and verification solution to address the immediate risk of fraud and diversion of COVID-19 vaccines and serve as a bridge to national pharmaceutical traceability systems for all health products.

Hear from the WHO about their recent Policy paper on traceability of medicinal products and about their work in helping everyone around the world access authentic, safe vaccines and medical products.

Understand the perspective of a global vaccine manufacturer and the role of global standards as an important strategic investment that contributes directly to patient safety.

More information here.

GMT 1.30pm – 4pm | AEDT 11.30am-2am | PST 6.30am-9am | EST 9.30am-12pm | CET 3.30pm-6pm

Online – Register here.

Check the full agenda here and visit the summit website for more information! 

We look forward to seeing you there!