NEW EFFORT TO BUILD POOL OF AFRICAN SCIENTISTS: AN 'ARMY' TO COMBAT COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

Project Details

  • Date: 28.02.2016
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Project: United States Pharmacopeia

NEW EFFORT TO BUILD POOL OF AFRICAN SCIENTISTS: AN 'ARMY' TO COMBAT COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

Oxytocin is a medication that can be used to cause contraction of the uterus, to start child labour, increase the speed of labour, and to stop bleeding following delivery. It’s a crucial drug that could mean the difference between life and death. Shockingly, in Ghana, 90% of the oxytocin in the market was found to be sub-standard.

NEW EFFORT TO BUILD POOL OF AFRICAN SCIENTISTS: AN 'ARMY' TO COMBAT COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

Samantha Spooner

Source: Mail & Guardian Africa