Building the momentum for safe medication and healthcare
IAPO’s partners, Medicines we Can Trust, a campaign whose simple belief is that everyone should have access to medicines they can trust, begins this year with a story gathering exercise to help strengthen efforts to raise awareness on the importance of medicines quality and the impact poor-quality medicines have on people’s lives.
Through this, we are all invited to share stories that showcase the following:
-Patients and families who were personally affected by substandard or falsified medicines;
–Health workers and providers who face the dilemma of administering medicines they worry may be poor-quality and the strategies they use to address these issues and protect their patients;
-Policymakers who are prioritizing the issue of medicines quality and serve as thoughtful stewards of patient health and trust; and
-Community leaders who are raising awareness of the issue and advocating for change at local and national levels.
Medicines we Can Trust have created a survey to gather these stories and is encouraging everyone to share it in their networks too.