Learn, Share, and Network at the First GS1 Conference

May 1st, 2018 | News


Every day millions of patients across the world depend on safe medication. Unfortunately, the presence of falsified medication is a huge threat to patient safety, especially in Africa. WHO estimates that 10% of medication distributed in low- and middle-income countries may be fake, which can threaten patient safety.

GS1 standards and barcodes can help supply chain partners ensure that patients receive actual medication. Manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, logistics providers, industry associations, governmental bodies and regulators, and health care professionals around the globe are working to integrate GS1 standards and barcodes into the supply chain.

The four-day GS1 Healthcare Conference, organized by GS1 and the Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (EFMHACA) with support from the JSI/USAID AIDSFree Project is the first of its kind. Participants will have to opportunity to:

  • Listen to world leaders showcase GS1 standards implementations from their organizations
  • Learn from the experts who have experience with implementation
  • Discuss latest regulatory and trading partner requirements
  • Network and learn from your peers
  • Most importantly, become part of a united community working to ensure GS1 standards make a difference for every one of us, as ultimately we are all patients.

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