Around the world, millions of people are at an increased risk of illness or death from taking poor-quality medicines used to prevent or treat devastating illnesses. With funding from partners like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USP strengthens medicines quality assurance systems, increases the supply of quality-assured medicines, and develops capacity to detect and remove poor-quality medicines from the market. By sharing scientific expertise and providing technical support and leadership, we help local regulators improve and sustain local health systems, and enable manufacturers to supply quality-assured essential medicines for years to come. Through these efforts, we’re able to help prevent and treat diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases, and improve maternal, newborn and child health.
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Protecting People and
Promoting Public Health
We work with regulatory
authorities to help ensure that
medicines are manufactured, imported,
stored, distributed, and used
according to quality standards.
Bringing Low-Cost, Essential
Medicines to Markets and Patients
Building manufacturing capacity helps to
prevent shortages in quality-assured medicines
needed to treat TB, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.
Sharing and Partnerships
Information sharing and partnerships
are leading to sustainable
health systems strengthening.