Global access to quality-assured medical products: the Oxford Statement and call to action

Lancet Global Health
Dec 2019 Volume 7 Number 12 e1584-e1735
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/issue/current

 

Global access to quality-assured medical products: the Oxford Statement and call to action
Paul N Newton,Katherine C Bond on behalf of the Oxford Statement signatories
…In September, 2018, the first international Medicine Quality and Public Health Conference was held at Oxford University, UK, to discuss opportunities and solutions to ensure that all people have access to affordable and quality-assured medical products. Delegates developed the short Oxford Statement, calling for investment, policy change, and action to eliminate substandard and falsified medical products. The statement was born out of discussion between governments, national and international agencies, non-governmental organisations, professional associations, and academic institutions who together examined the latest evidence on the epidemiology and public health implications of substandard and falsified medical products. Here, we expand this statement with a call to action (panel) and research agenda (appendix 2)…