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Tom Woods serves as Vice-Chair of the Global Steering Committee for Quality Assurance of Health Products.
Woods co-chairs Wilton Park Conference on "Assurance for Safe Medical Products: Protecting Public Health through Unified Global Action." 13-15 February, 2017 Abuja, Nigeria
The Global Steering Committee for Quality Assurance of Health Products
The voluntary coalition of health financing agencies will hold its quarterly meeting at the World Bank 4 May 2017 chaired by Tom Woods
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene article "The Joint Interagency Task Force and the Global Steering Committee for the Quality Assurance of Medical Products" - Special Supplemental, June 2015. Written by Martin Cinnamond and Tom Woods
Tom Woods Chairs a recent Capitol Hill discussion related to innovations at the Global Fund, PMI, and PEPFAR, including efforts to enhance access to safe and effective medicines.
Falsified and substandard medicines are not only a threat to global health but also a threat to international security. Woods International raises public awareness through policy dialogue and advocacy. We also create partnerships for the deployment of programs and technology aimed at eradicating harmful fake drugs.
These public and private collaborations help equip and train regulatory and enforcement bodies with the tools and know-how they need to help save lives. Woods International is building a global coalition made up of:
Tom Woods visits Chinese FDA - May 2013
December 9, 2016 Woods chairs session on quality assurance for medicines at World Bank's Law, Justice and Development Legal Week.
December 2, 2016 Tom Woods Chairs World Bank hosted quarterly meeting of the Global Steering Committee
December 1, 2016 Woods chairs World Bank hosted meeting of the Private Sector Advisory Council of the GSC
September 27, 2016 Tom Woods Chairs Inaugural meeting of the Private Sector Advisory Council of the Global Steering Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.
June 29, 2016 Tom Woods to Chair Global Steering Committee Quarterly Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland
March 30, 2016 Chair Global Steering Committee Quarterly Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
December 2, 2015 Chaired Global Steering Committee Quarterly Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
June 24-25, 2015 Global Steering Committee, The Global Fund, and KPMG host Workshop on Access to Quality Medicines. London, UK. Tom Woods Chaired.
June 22, 2015, Global Steering Committee Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, Tom Woods represents the Global Fund as Senior Advisor.
June 24, 2013, "Obama's opportunity to miss an opportunity in Africa" The Washington Times by Tom Woods
Jul 2012, "The deadly world of fake medicines" in CNN by Roger Bate
Dec 2010, "Made in India, Faked in China" in The American by Roger Bate and Tom Woods
Recent Impact & Work
In June 2013, Tom Woods directed the senior policy conference on Access to Safe Medicines at the prestigious Wilton Park conference facility in Sussex, England. The meeting was broadly described as the most diverse gathering of regulators, manufacturers, technology providers, nongovernmental organizations, and academics ever assembled on the topic.
May 2013, Tom Woods visits China to meet with SFDA officials in Beijing as well as provincial level regulators in southern China.
February 14, 2013 in Washington, DC, Woods International participates in the Institute of Medicine Workshop on International Regulatory Harmonization.
February 4, 2013, Woods International supports US Pharmacopeia's Spectral Library Consortium meeting at the USP Headquarters in Rockville, MD.
November 28-29, 2012 in Washington, DC, Woods International Co-convened the 7th Global Forum on Access to Safe Medicines in partnership with UK-based Reconnaissance International. Tom Woods chaired the opening session.
November 27, 2012 in Washington, Tom Woods will co-chair with Admiral Tim Ziemer of the President's Malaria Initiative a seminar focused on drug resistant disease caused by fake and poor quality medicines.
October 3, 2012 in Washington, Tom Woods delivers remarks at the World Bank concerning technology used to combat SSFFC Health Products.
September, 2012, Tom Woods travels to New Delhi, India to support the Partnership for Safe Medicines technology workshop.
Aug 29, 2011 in New Delhi, Tom Woods explained to the Confederation of Indian Industry how to protect lives and brand India from spurious pharmaceuticals. Woods addressed new India Government regulations on track and trade.
May 4, 2011 in London, Tom Woods co-chaired with Nigeria's Dr. Orhii an invitation-only
session of drug regulatory bodies from around the world focused on enhancing collaboration for access to quality medicines.
Apr 2011 in New Delhi, Tom Woods traveled to India to discuss pharmaceutical industry compliance with Indian's Director General of Foreign Trade.
Aug 2010, Woods International traveled to West Africa with Dan Rather to investigate falsified pharmaceuticals first hand (right).
Global problems require global solutions
Spurious, falsified, and substandard pharmaceutical products pose a major threat to global health. The problem is pervasive and impacts every segment of society, especially in the developing world. Resistance building, therapeutic failure, and exposure to toxic ingredients harm millions of people each year; all are direct results of falsified or substandard drug use. Fake medicines for malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis are prevalent throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa, with some estimates placing the incidence of fakes at around 30% of the total pharmaceutical supply.
Apr 2009, Tom Woods joins President's Malaria Initiative head Admiral Tim Ziemer and Former Nigerian Minister of Health Babatunde Osotimehin during World Malaria Day events
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