Medicines safety challenges for refugees – a new Long Read podcast

Around the world / 27 January 2022

The loss of vital health records is a universal problem for refugees. Our latest Drug Safety Matters Long Read episode explores the issues facing refugees' healthcare providers.


When refugees' medical information goes missing, patients are less likely to receive the care they need and more likely to be prescribed the wrong treatments. Thankfully, the International Society of Pharmacovigilance Egypt Chapter and the Palestine Red Crescent Society are taking on this problem, to reduce medication errors and improve reporting practices.

The latest episode of Drug Safety Matters is part of the Uppsala Reports Long Reads series – the most topical stories from UMC’s pharmacovigilance magazine, brought to you in audio format. Find the original article here.

After the read, host Federica Santoro speaks to Mohamed Elhawary and Hadir Rostom, who co-authored the article, to learn more about their work and the overall challenge of ensuring medicines safety in vulnerable communities.

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