Global Public Health

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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Olakunle Ekundayo: Helping newborns in Nigeria
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Olakunle Ekundayo became a pharmacist to help others in need. And while his career ultimately took a different path, his role today as the CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company has given him the opportunity to impact thousands of newborn lives in Nigeria, and beyond.

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Expanding access to quality-assured medicines
USP staff members share what it means to them personally to advance global public health

USP staff members across four offices in Africa and the United States share what it means to them personally to advance global public health through programs such as Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM), funded by USAID and implemented by USP.

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Promoting the Quality of Medicines

The Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, helps low- and middle-income countries strengthen the systems that ensure the quality and increase the supply of priority medicines. Funded by USAID, the PQM program is implemented by USP.

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Advocating for medicines we can trust
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Millions of people around the world lack access to quality medicines. Medicines We Can Trust is a global collaborative campaign highlighting the human impact of poor-quality medicines and advocating for the right to safe and quality medicines for everyone, everywhere.

Learn about the campaign