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Asia-Europe Virtual Forum on Combatting Substandard and Falsified Medicines (SFMs)

Public Health Events


Project Period:
29-30 September 2020


The ASEF Public Health Network together with the Ministry of Health of Cambodia will host the Asia-Europe Virtual Forum on Combatting Substandard and Falsified Medicines, on 29-30 September 2020. The forum will take place virtually due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

[The forum will be held from 15:00-18:00 (UTC+7) on both days.]


The main objectives of the forum are to:

  • Raise awareness on the dangers that SFMs pose to public health and even beyond the health sector, such as causing economic burdens on the country
  • Discuss the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on SFMs, and develop recommendations to overcome related challenges
  • Share the commitment of ASEAN through the Joint Statement of the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting to address SFMs
  • Encourage dialogue between Asia and Europe among the stakeholders from diverse sectors for policy implementation and law enforcement on SFMs
  • Agree on priorities for multisectoral and/or international cooperation between Asia and Europe on combatting SFMs

The key recommendations will be elevated to ASEM13, which will be held in Cambodia.


This project is sponsored by the Government of Japan.

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Summary of Day 1


Session 3: “Opportunities for Collaborations: Sharing Experiences from Different Countries and Stakeholders”


Session 2: “Asia-Europe Mechanism to combat SFMs”


Session 1: “Global Burden/COVID-19/Multi-sectoral Approach/Policies and Recommendations to Combat SFMs”


Conference Agenda


Concept Note


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