The University of Health Sciences of Cambodia (USS-C), in partnership with EHESP, organized a training course on pharmaceutical control and counterfeit drugs in Phnom Penh.

Supported by the Cambodian Ministry of Health and the Embassy of France, this event brought together some 40 participants including physicians and pharmacists from the University of Health Sciences and public hospitals, as well as police officers, customs officers and municipal court judges.

At the working sessions, Cambodian health care professionals and counterfeit drug control officials discussed the drug production and distribution channels with French experts. The impact of counterfeit drugs on the economy and especially on public health was also discussed. One of the aims is to highlight the essential role of drug control in securing the drug production and distribution chain.

This event is part of the Mekong regional project financed by France, which aims to improve safety and health in Cambodia by building local capacity to fight against counterfeit drugs and alcohol.

Published on 17 December 2012