DRUG COUNTERFEIT

As Sourced from: NPR.org
Fake Drugs Are A Major Global Problem, WHO Reports

Fake birth control pills. Cough syrup for children that contained a powerful opioid. Antimalarial pills that were actually just made of potato and cornstarch.

These are, according to the World Health Organization, just a few examples of poor-quality or fake medicines identified in recent years.

In a report released this week, WHO estimates that “1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified.” That includes pills, vaccines and diagnostic kits.

“We have reports from all over the globe, from countries rich and poor, and reports on all types of products, both innovative or generic, expensive or not,” says Suzanne Hill, who directs WHO’s department of essential medicines and health products.

The findings are based on 100 peer-reviewed surveys on medicine quality from 2007 to 2016 spanning across 88 countries.

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COLD CHAIN MONITORING

As Sourced from: A 2013 WHO study
Cold chain monitoring to ensure vaccines given are safe and effective

–Vaccines not kept between 2°C and 8°C lose efficacy.

56% of cold chain equipment in low- and middle-income countries is poorly functioning or non-functional

A 2013 WHO study in India showed that around 75% of freeze-sensitive vaccines had been exposed to freezing by the time they made it through the supply chain.

How our IOT Platform can contribute:

  • Identify chronically failing fridges.
  • Remotely diagnose certain common causes of fridge failure using temperature data signatures.
  • Verify fixes conducted remotely or in person by following temperature data closely after a fridge repair.

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BLOOD BANK MONITORING

As Sourced from: Asian Age reported
India is 35 tanker-trucks short of the blood it requires for medical procedures.

. Between January 2011 and December 2015, 63 blood banks across Mumbai wasted 130,000 litres of blood, the Asian Age reported in May 2016.

. Currently, blood bank refrigerator temperature is being monitored manually.

. The solution is to continuously monitor temperature of blood bank refrigerator remotely in real time.

. Provide real-time alerts and notifications in case temperature goes below or above a threshold limit.

How our IOT Platform can contribute:

  • Identify chronically failing fridges or Refrigerators.
  • Automatic Remote Monitoring & Smart Alerting Systems to inform Stake holders.
  • Remotely diagnose certain common causes of fridge failure using temperature data signatures.
  • Verify fixes conducted remotely or in person by following temperature data closely after a fridge repair.

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VILLAGE REACH

As Sourced from:Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research (IJPBR)

There are various options available like vaccine carriers, cool boxes and gel packs depending on the time of cold chain required.

Given the complex supply chain the manufacturer have little visibility on the last mile of the medicine as it reaches chemist shelves and finally to patients.

The last mile is the most vulnerable point and still remains as the most unsolved issue of the supply chain.

With Help of our IOT  & Mobile Commerce Platform;

  • We can make Village Reach a Reality.
  • By Operating an On-demand Logistics System for medical supplies and vaccines.
  • Using Our Mobile Technology & Regional Language based platform we are enabling Super Specialty Drug availability at ease for mass.
  • Using IoT to track deliveries and ensure safety.
  • Verified delivery of relief for reporting to funding, Manufacturing organizations. A complete Transparent & traceable digital delivery.

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