Posted by: APO | 4 June 2012

Ghana / Counterfeit Medicines / PRESS CONFERENCE: Donation of the 500th Mobile Lab to Ghana to Detect Counterfeit Medicines


Ghana / Counterfeit Medicines / PRESS CONFERENCE: Donation of the 500th Mobile Lab to Ghana to Detect Counterfeit Medicines

In the presence of the famous footballer Gerald Asamoah, the 500th of these globally unique mobile labs will be presented to the Ghanaian Health Minister

ACCRA, Ghana, June 4, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ PRESS CONFERENCE: Donation of the 500th Mobile Lab to Ghana to Detect Counterfeit Medicines:

WHY: The international police organization Interpol estimates that up to 30% of all medicines in Africa are either counterfeit or of inferior quality. The Global Pharma Health Fund, a charitable initiative funded by the German pharmaceutical, chemical and life science company Merck, provides help in this context. It developed so-called “Minilabs” consisting of two large portable and tropic-resistant suitcases that contain the means to detect inferior or ineffective medicines. In the presence of the famous footballer Gerald Asamoah, the 500th of these globally unique mobile labs will be presented to the Ghanaian Health Minister.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Selom Bani, Independence Avenue, Ridge, PMB CT 343, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

WHO:

–    Honorable Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Minister of Health in Ghana

–    Honorable Clement Kofi Humado, Minister for Youth and Sports in Ghana

–    Gerald Asamoah, footballer

–    Dr. Karim Bendhaou, General Manager, Merck NW Africa

Only accredited media will be able to join.

PLEASE APPLY before Tuesday June 2012, 12:00 PM, here : http://www.apo-opa.org/en/application?vc=MERCK

Media contact:

African Press Organization (APO)

sec.sg@apo-opa.org

SOURCE

Merck NW Africa Group


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