Quality of Medical Products and Public Health

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Course dates: 5 days in July

There is increasing interest in poor quality medical products, their epidemiology, detection and impact and how to intervene to reduce their frequency. Poor quality medicines especially affect vulnerable populations in financially poor countries and although access to medicines has rightly been highlighted, access to good quality medicines has not.

This one week course will address the need to build capacity and consensus in quality of medical products, and stimulate more research and action in this neglected field. The School will provide the centre and facilities for this short course which will be taught by international faculty. It is an introductory course and will meet the needs of a wide variety of practitioners.

The course is aimed at personnel who are involved and/or interested in medical product quality (medicines, diagnostics, vaccines).

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Metrics and evaluation