Programme

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07:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 13:00

Opening Plenary Session – Global health policy aspects about counterfeiting and traceability

09:00 - 09:30

Opening remarks and welcome to the conference

  • Marianne Timmons, President Industry Engagement, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
  • Tunde Odunlami, CEO, GS1 Nigeria (confirmed)
  • Moji Christianah Adeyeye, Ph.D, FAS, Director-General, NAFDAC (confirmed)
  • Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, Honourable Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria (confirmed)
09:30 - 10:45

Keynote Speeches

  • Tom Woods, World Bank (confirmed)
  • USAID (tbc)
  • Philippe François, Head of Sourcing and Supply Chain at the Global Fund (confirmed)
10:45 - 10:50

Photo moment

10:50 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 11:55

WHO efforts to prevent substandard and falsified medical products entering the global market

François-Xavier Lery, Coordinator for Technologies, Standards and norms [TSN]. Regulation of Medicines and Other Health Technologies [RHT] Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products [EMP] World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (confirmed)

11:55 - 12:20

AMRH

Moji Christianah Adeyeye, Ph.D, FAS, Director-General, NAFDAC (confirmed)

12:25 - 12:30

Call to action - Africa Strategy for Medicines Traceability

Moji Christianah Adeyeye, Ph.D., FAS, Director-General, NAFDAC (confirmed)

Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Head of Health Programs at the African Union-New Partnership for Africa's Development, NEPAD (confirmed)

12:30 - 12:50

NEPAD

Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Head of Health Programs at the African Union-New Partnership for Africa's Development, NEPAD (confirmed)

12:50 – 12:55

Conference Charity

Dupe Killa-Kafidipe, The North East Children Trust (confirmed)

12:55 - 13:00

Introduction to the afternoon sessions

13:00 - 14:30

General Networking lunch, visit of market place

14:30 - 15:45

Two parallel streams

  • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank - Learning from other countries and regions

    On invitation

    Traceability in practice

    Traceability Roadmap

    • Lindabeth Doby, Senior Supply Chain and MIS Advisor, USAID (confirmed)

    Overview of GS1 standards in Healthcare: GTIN, GLN, GDSN

    • Pete Alvarez, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
    • Tania Snioch, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
    • Stewart Stremel, Reproductive Health Coalition (RHSC) , RHSC (confirmed)
  • Panel II – Establishing Traceability: the building blocks

    Identify/Capture:

    • Pascal Aulagnet, Market Customer Engagement EMEA, Pfizer, France (confirmed)
    • Françoise Hirth, Serialisation Coordinator for Europe and EEMEA, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland (confirmed)
    • Dirk Van den Wouwer, Sr. Mgr. EMEA Deployment Digital Identification and Traceability, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, Belgium (confirmed)

    Each panellist will present 15’, followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:30

Two parallel streams

  • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank, continued - Learning from other countries and regions

    On invitation

    Harmonised traceability requirements using global standards

    Moderator: Tom Woods, Chairman of the Global Steering Committee for Quality Assurance, The World Bank (confirmed)

    • Kaitlyn Roche, Manager for Global Standards & Traceability, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program (confirmed)
    • Tobey Busch, Senior Pharmaceutical Management Advisor, USAID (confirmed)
    • Philippe François, Head of sourcing and Supply Chain, The Global Fund (invited)
    • François-Xavier Léry, Coordinator for Technologies, Standards and Norms [TSN], Regulation of Medicines and Other Health Technologies [RHT], Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products [EMP] (invited)

    Scanning to ensure patient safety

    • Cara Charles-Barks, MBE, CEO, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
  • Panel II – Databases and infrastructure for traceability

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    • Gregory Goger, Supply Chain Track and Trace Project Manager, AbbVie, USA (confirmed)
    • Dirk Van den Wouwer, Sr. Mgr. EMEA Deployment Digital Identification and Traceability, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, Belgium (confirmed)

    Each panellist will present 15’, followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 13:10

Plenary session – Traceability implementation

09:00 - 09:20

Nigeria – strengthening supply chain security

Dr. Monica Eimunjeze, Director Registration and Regulatory, National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control, Nigeria (confirmed)

09:20 - 09:40

Ethiopia – building an End to End Supply Chain with global standards

Teddy Berihun, Senior Health Information Systems Adviser, Health Systems and Resilience Team, USAID, Ethiopia (confirmed)

09:40 - 10:00

Track & Trace for a safe supply chain in Egypt

Dr. Haytham Abdellatiff, Head of EPPTS, Egypt Ministry of Health, Egypt (confirmed)

10:00 - 11:00

Roundtable on the journey to traceability

Chaired by Alan Bornbusch, Division Chief Commodity Security and Logistics Division, USAID (confirmed)

  • Ugbede Abu, Supply Chain Advisor, USAID, Malawi (confirmed)
  • Dr. Ben Chilima, Director Health Technical Support Services, Ministry of Health, Malawi (confirmed)
  • Teddy Berihun, Senior Health Information Systems Adviser, Health Systems and Resilience Team, USAID, Ethiopia (confirmed)
  • Tom Woods, Chairman, Global Steering Committee for Quality Assurance, The World Bank (confirmed)
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 11:50

The Intersection of theory and action: A framework for traceability and Rwanda’s implementation journey

  • Edouard Jose Munyangaju, Drug and Food Inspection and Compliance Manager, Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (confirmed)
  • Kaitlyn Roche, Manager for Global Standards & Traceability, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program (confirmed)
11:50 - 12:10

Manuel Lavayen, Supply Manager, Data and Monitoring, UNICEF

(confirmed)

12:10 - 12:30

A controlled vaccine supply chain in Gambia

Pascal Aulagnet, Market Customer Engagement EMEA, Pfizer, France (confirmed)

12:30 - 12:50

The EU Falsified Medicines Directive

Francoise Hirth, Serialisation Coordinator for Europe and EEMEA, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland (confirmed)

12:50 - 13:10

DSCSA – traceability regulation in the USA

Gregory Goger, Supply Chain Track and Trace Project Manager, AbbVie, USA (confirmed)

13:10 - 14:15

General networking lunch, visit of market place

14:15 - 15:45

Two parallel streams

  • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank – Discussing the possibility of regulatory alignment across Africa

    On invitation

    Launching a traceability initiative - a regulatory perspective

    Moderator: Collins Agoro, Traceability Technical Advisor, USAID GHSC-PSM (confirmed)

    • Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General, Nigeria Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (confirmed)
    • Mphatso Kawaye, Senior Medicines Registration Officer, Malawi Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board (confirmed)
    • Zuma Munkombwe, Director of Medicines Control, Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (confirmed)
    • Edouard Jose Munyangaju, Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (confirmed)
    • Gedion Murimi, Head of ICT, Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board (confirmed)
    • Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Head of Health programs at the African Union-New partnership for Africa’s development, NEPAD (confirmed)
  • Panel II – Traceability – global status – developments worldwide

    • Roundtable and discussion with supply chain stakeholders from across the world
      • Comfort Ogar, Principal Technical Advisor, MTaPS (invited)
15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:45

Two parallel streams

  • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank, continued – Discussing the possibility of regulatory alignment across Africa

    On invitation

    Discussions on next steps to ensure concrete and coordinated outcome of the Think Tank

    • Tom Woods, The World Bank (confirmed)
    • Moji Christianah Adeyeye, AMRH (confirmed)
    • Margaret Ndomondo-Sigonda, NEPAD (confirmed)
  • Panel II – Data as the base for the supply chain

    • Alan Bornbusch, Division Chief Commodity Security and Logistics Division, USAID (confirmed)
    • Stewart Stremel, Reproductive Health Coalition (confirmed)
    • Tania Snioch, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
    • Dirk Van den Wouwer, Sr. Mgr. EMEA Deployment Digital Identification and Traceability, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, Belgium (confirmed)
08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 13:30

The healthcare industry stakeholder perspective

09:00 - 09:30

Tarang Verma, Senior Manager International Marketing, Hetero Labs, India

(confirmed)

09:30 - 10:00

Serialisation and Product Verification: A global industry perspective

Pascal Aulagnet, Market Customer Engagement EEMEA, Pfizer, France for IFPMA (confirmed)

10:00 - 10:30

Françoise Hirth, Serialisation Coordinator for Europe and EEMEA, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland

(confirmed)

10:30 - 11:00

Yetunde O. Adigun, Head, Pharma Plant Operations, May & Baker

(confirmed)
11:00 - 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 - 12:15

Scan4safety - Helping the NHS save thousands of lives and millions of pounds

Cara Charles-Barks, MBE, CEO, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)

12:15 - 12:45

Closing keynote speech

Idowu Adebiyi, COO, Eye Foundation Hospital Group (confirmed)

12:45 - 13:15

Closing remarks

(tbc)

13:15 - 14:30

General networking lunch, visit of market place

14:30 - 16:30

Q&A with the Experts

Session for open question for everybody - table discussions