JUNE 2016

Authorities prohibited by law from revealing which hospitals used fake vaccines

JAKARTA: In light of the recent fake vaccines scandal, there’s been a loud chorus from the public calling on the government and law enforcement to reveal which hospitals are known to have bought fake vaccines, mainly so that children who have been vaccinated at the identified hospitals can get re-inoculated. READ MORE>>>

WHO calls for efforts to improve pharmaceutical systems in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, June 30 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for greater commitment and higher investment in Africa to build strong pharmaceutical systems and improve access to quality medicines in countries of the continent.READ MORE>>>

Hawks swoop closes counterfeit clothing factory

Durban – Almost R1 million of counterfeit clothing was seized in Durban this week after the Hawks swooped on a city factory. The factory, which employed about a dozen people, has been closed down and now the fake Nike, Puma, Vans, Levis, Adidas and Roxy branded clothing that was due to hit the streets, will be destroyed, said Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, for the Hawks Counterfeit Team.READ MORE>>>

Agency raises the alarm over fake electronics hitting 80 per cent

  •  By Stella Cherono and Brian Ngugi, June 29, 2016, Daily Nation
KENYA: Eighty per cent of electronics sold in the country are counterfeit while 34 per cent of medicines stocked in pharmacies are fake.This is as per a new survey by the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) on the most counterfeited goods in the country.The fakes expose Kenyans to health risks besides seeing the country lose more than Sh70 billion annually, partly in unpaid taxes.READ MORE>>>