Concept Foundation is an international not for profit organization, working on improving access to sexual and reproductive health medicines and technologies in low- and middle-income countries worldwide.

 

Founded in 1989, we operate under a collaboration agreement with the World Health Organization to promote the availability of sexual and reproductive health products at affordable prices, and their safe and effective use in low-resource settings.

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We envision a world where all people have access to quality-assured sexual and reproductive health medicines and technologies

New Financing Model Announced for WHO Prequalification of Medicines and Vaccines

At the end of last month, the WHO announced the implementation of a new financing model for their Prequalification programme, to take effect in January 2017. The detailed scheme and other questions and answers that any manufacturers may have are also available on the WHO website.

3 reproductive health medicines prequalified, including first magnesium sulfate product

Inresa Arzneimittel GmbH have achieved WHO prequalification on 15 August 2016 for their magnesium sulfate heptahydrate (MgSO4) 500 mg/ml injection with technical assistance from Concept Foundation. This is the first such product to be prequalified. On the same day, China Resources Zizhu have had their mifepristone 200mg product added to the list of WHO prequalified medicines for use in combination with misoprostol, as have Jai Pharma Ltd with their levonorgestrel 0.03mg progestin-only contraceptive.

Our strategic approach to getting results

To achieve our vision and further our mission, Concept Foundation is working towards three strategic programmatic objetives identified as critical areas of focus for bringing about change and maximizing impact, Manufacturing & Development, Research & Innovation, and Country Support. Together, these three programme pillars encompass the full product lifecycle approach designed to bring about sustainable impact and maximize value for money.

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Manufacturing & Development

Country Support