About 800,000 deaths a year in Africa are linked to the counterfeit drug trade.
Combating Counterfeit Drugs
The sale of counterfeit drugs is a big global challenge. According to The World Health Organisation (WHO) Counterfeit Drugs are “A product that is: deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to source and/or identity”. Counterfeit products may include:
- products with the correct ingredients or
- with the wrong ingredients,
- without active ingredients,
- with incorrect quantities of active ingredients or – with fake packaging.
How We Work With You
- Support for public awareness programmes
- Promote the adoption & enforcement of strong anti-counterfeiting laws
- Collaborate with counterfeit drug actors to deter & detect counterfeit drugs globally
- Facilitates site visits to best in class anti counterfeit drugs facilities
- Supports public meeting / counterfeit drug detection technology forums
The size of the world’s counterfeit drug market was around $200 billion, the second biggest illegal market after marijuana, cocaine and opium.