In Kampala (Uganda), from 15th-18th May 2018, the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) biennial forum was held.
The theme of this forum meeting was Medication Safety.
As a member of EPN GIMS was represented by it’s chairman and performed as a speaker, did a poster presentation about the GIMS model and contributed with 3 articles in the EPN electronic magazine Pharmalink.
Valuable contacts were made and follow up activities are investigated.
Link to the articles:
EPN-Poster-GIMS Kampala 2018
GIMS model article EPN forum 2018 v1
EPN article medication safety medication programs
EPN article Sellin-Vanslobbe
On the 14th till 17th of April 2018 a high level meeting took place in Tokyo.
“The Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety is founded on the policies articulated in World Health Assembly resolution WHA55.18 (2002), which urged Member States to “pay the closest possible attention to the problem of patient safety and establish and strengthen science-based systems, necessary for improving patient safety and the quality of health care”.
“Recognizing that patient safety is one of the most important components of health care delivery which is essential to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and moving towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and that patient safety systems and practices need to be established in all countries as one of the critical health care standards for achieving UHC on a sustainable basis;”
GIMS wants to/can contribute through developing and implementing pharmaceutical IT-tools.
Whole text of Tokyo declaration: Tokyo declaration
The Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (wwe.epnetwork.org) is having it’s biennial forum in Kampala from 15-18 May this year.
The theme will be; ‘ Patient safety, Medication without Harm’.
GIMS foundation will be present and will contribute through a poster presentation and a scientific article about the ‘Gims Model for Screening and Rating of Medication Safety in a Country’.