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East African Advanced Course on Pharmaco-vigilance

Asmara (HAN) March 16. 2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. The Ministry of Health is planning to organize, in conjunction with its development partners, the “2016 African Advanced course on “Pharmco-vigilance and Risk management” in April next month at the Asmara Palace Hotel.

The workshop will bring together participants from Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, Morocco, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and other countries.

Director of Medicine and Food Control Division in the Ministry of Health, Mr. Eyassu Bahta, told ERINA that the main aim of this advanced course is to integrate Pharmaco-vigilance in public health programs, as well as maximize detection and reporting of adverse drug reactions and quality management systems in the specific field.

The training will involve experts from WHO offices in Switzerland, Sweden, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, and the Sudan. ‘Serenus”, a private company with relevant competencies in the field has also been commissioned for the task.

Eritrea has an excellent track record in the monitoring and supervision of side effects of prescribed medicaments and regular reporting of its findings to the WHO.




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