New York – Emidio Zorzella, Chairman and CEO of Antares Vision Group, will present the work of Antares Vision Group and the investments made by the company in the fight against counterfeit and dangerous medicines in Africa. Emidio participates in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly and speaks on health and technology at the Sub-Saharan Africa Business Investment Summit.
“Every year, counterfeit and dangerous medicines cause hundreds of thousands of deaths in Africa. Earlier this year, 60 children in Gambia alone were poisoned by contaminated cough syrup. These unnecessary losses harm families across the the African continent, but this crisis is preventable and has reached a point where it can no longer be ignored,” says Emidio Zorzella. “Antares Vision Group, with its rfxcel pharmaceutical track and trace technology, is proud to work with the President of Guinea-Bissau, the Honorable Umaro Sissoco Embaló, as he takes the lead in Africa to stop counterfeit medicines through to our traceability systems. We are proud to invest in Africa to provide solutions to save the lives of so many people and we look forward to doing so across the continent. »
His Excellency Ambassador Serge Mombouli of the Republic of Congo, who is also the dean of the African diplomatic corps in Washington, DC, offered his support for the goal of eliminating counterfeit medicines in Africa. “This is a priority for President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo and I am pleased to invite you to my country to meet with him and his health officials to discuss the adoption of the rfxcel system to ensure the safety and security of medicines to our people,” specifies Serge Mombouli.
Governments around the world are starting to take control of their supply chains, as they realize how dependent we all are. Criminals, opportunists and even terrorist groups have begun to capitalize on weaknesses in the global supply chain, and Antares Vision Group, through its Government Services team, helps elected officials and government organizations strengthen protection of the health and safety of the public. . Governments and Antares Vision Group have found success in partnering with various supply chain stakeholders to increase patient safety, eliminate funding sources for criminal organizations, and provide a return on investment for all stakeholders .