At a time when governments are urged to take on their duties and tackle the global health threat posed by poor quality, fake or counterfeit medicines trading, PEAH is pleased to publish an appeal, just a thought, by a field engaged Somali advocate
Senior Healthcare Consultant at KPMG
Case in Point: Just a Thought
Pharmaceutical Business in Somalia
- Somalia has a long uncontrolled coastline (Indian Ocean and red Sea), where the most legal or illegal trade transactions go on. Moreover, internally bordering countries are open (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti), with no potential government influence
- For those reasons, high volume loads of drugs are imported without legal procedure and negligible quality control. Let us keep in mind this: poor governance and local health authorities incapability blamed to be the base of drug disaster.
- Drug conservation in Somalia is not standardized or not performed genuinely. For example, in southern areas temperature oscillates 18-25c, while in the Red Sea coastal areas temperature oscillates 35-55c. This results in incredible drug expiration which impacts badly to victims (humans and livestock).
- Conservation system performance
- Efficient installation of solar system
- Establishing legislative committee
- Inviting affiliated companies
- Negotiations and committing with the government is an official issue