Saudia Arabia : OIC urges member states to address fake medicines

Addressing the opening session of the seventh Islamic conference of health ministers in Abu Dhabi on December 16, 2019, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said that the OIC had developed a comprehensive health improvement plan, calling on member states to provide the resources to implement the OIC Strategic Health Program of Action. The member states will focus on enforcing capacity-building for manufacturers and national regulatory authorities, harmonization of standards, research collaboration and joint development among OIC member states. Yousef Al-Othaimeen also urged member states to support regulation for medicine and vaccine pricing, and combat falsified medicines.

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