This Fight the Fakes week, MMV becomes part of a newly formed alliance with the crucial mission of combatting falsified medicines.
Seven years since its first activities as a grass-roots advocacy campaign, Fight the Fakes (FTF) announces the creation of the FTF Alliance, a new non-profit association with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The alliance is composed of over 15 members, including MMV, representing health care professionals, manufacturers, wholesalers, researchers and patients.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a rise in falsified medical products circulating globally, the alliance aims to scale up action to prevent falsified medicines from endangering people’s health and well-being. The alliance will expand advocacy and awareness raising efforts through dedicated social media campaigns and events, strengthening capacity of organizations working in the area of medicines quality, and promoting initiatives to combat substandard and falsified medicines. The ultimate goal is to create a global movement of like-minded organizations to ensure this issue receives the attention it deserves on the global health policy agenda.