For an efficient management and responsible use of medicines

Project start date : 01/11/2014

Beneficiary country : Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) Haiti Madagascar Mali Morocco Senegal Togo

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Cancer

Fields of application

  • Health professional training

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

Pharmacie des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) are a group of public health institutions in the canton of Geneva and are the first university hospital in Switzerland. The HUG defend access to quality care for all but also develop cutting-edge medicine and have an international reputation. They have three main goals : treat, teach and research.
The aims of the HUG pharmacy service are to

provide all healthcare services (purchasing, storage, distribution) with medicines;
implement traceability from the flow to the administration to the patient;
ensure the production and preparation of personalised medicines;
contribute to the safety and economy of drug use.

In addition to its services within the HUG, the pharmacy department also develops research and teaching activities in collaboration with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The pharmacy is committed to the field of global pharmacy, in line with the institutional objective of the HUG to contribute to the quality of care at a global level.

Sector : Healthcare (professionals and structures)

Country of origin : Afghanistan

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


  • Université de Genève

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Réseau Africain des Pharmaciens Hospitaliers

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Service de cybersanté et téémédecine des HUG

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Université Cheick Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Université de Douala, Faculté de Pharmacie, Cameroun

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Pharmaciens Sans Frontières Suisse

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Cameroun Young Pharmacists

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Healthcare (professionals and structures)