Concept Foundation announces A. Metin Gülmezoglu as its new Executive Director
Access to quality magnesium sulfate and implementation of guidelines can help reduce maternal deaths due to preeclampsia. When a mother dies, the impact of her death reaches much further than the individual tragedy. It affects the life and health of the family,...
WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA Joint Statement: Appropriate Storage and Management of Oxytocin – a Key Commodity for Maternal Health
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Concept Foundation is pleased to announce that over the coming year it will be working to address maternal health supply gaps in Ethiopia, with a new grant from the RHSC Innovation Fund.
The World Health Organisation Prequalification team have announced the prequalification of a fourth generic misoprostol 200μg product, manufactured by China Resources Zizhu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
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.
A third mifepristone product, manufactured by Acme Formulation in India, has received a positive score for procurement by the Expert Review Panel (ERP).
Fiona Theunissen, MBA and Dr Hans Vemer, CEO of Concept Foundation and former obstetrician, discuss why quality, which is by no means a given, is such an important consideration when purchasing maternal health medicines such as uterotonics.
The Indian pharmaceutical company ACME Formulation Pvt. Ltd. have achieved WHO prequalification for their Misoprostol 200µg product, with technical assistance provided by Concept Foundation.