Cambodia : Cambodia urges Asean countries to tackle fake medicines together

Defence Minister General Tea Banh, representing Prime Minister Hun Sen, made the call during the 14th Asean Health Ministers’ Meeting. General Banh asked Asean countries to jointly fight the spread of substandard and counterfeit medicines through inter-sectorial cooperation, strengthening legal frameworks, enhancing the capacity of technical officers, regularly monitoring channels of sales, research and strengthening of good governance mechanisms. “Asean must join together with development partners and the World Health Organisation to push the implementation of existing regional and global mechanisms, develop new mechanisms or principles for harmonising the health sector and provide technical support and budget for the prevention of counterfeit and substandard medicines,” he noted.

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