Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MOH received the Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards 2013

The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) has been accorded an international recognition with the presentation of the “Global Anti-Counterfeiting Award 2013” in the public sector category by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group Network (GACG). GACC is an international anti-counterfeit organization based in London, UK.

The award was presented in conjunction with the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day organized by Union des Fabricans in Paris, France on the 28th of May 2013. The Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Services Division, Dato’ Eisah bt. A. Rahman, received the award on behalf of the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

The recognition is given based on the exceptional efforts and initiatives of Ministry of Health Malaysia has taken in protecting the public from dangerous and counterfeit medicines.

Various efforts based on policies and operations have been successfully implemented, including a strong political commitment, robust legislation, a comprehensive regulatory system for medicines registration, effective use of MeditagTM security holograms, continuous enforcement activities and embarking in consumer awareness campaigns throughout Malaysia. The implementation of the MeditagTM since 2005 as an important tool for product authentification has shown positive impact in combating counterfeits in Malaysia.



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