Episode 30: Fight the Fakes with Miriam Holm
Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide.
King's College London Fight the Fakes was founded by Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham in March 2020. King's College London Fight the Fakes is a multidisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate student-led campaign with a primary focus to raise awareness on the global issue of falsified, counterfeit and substandard anti-infective medicines particularly antimalarials and antibiotics which causes several deaths annually globally.
In addition, the campaign also includes raising awareness of the rising use of falsified, counterfeit and substandard medicines in the United Kingdom.
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discusses the global impact of fake medicines, the Fight the Fakes Campaign, fake COVID products and the COVID19 infodemic with Miriam Holm (bio. below), co-leading the Secretariat for Fight the Fakes .
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Biography - Miriam Holm
Miriam Holm is a vibrant young professional working in global health.
For the past two years, Miriam has been co-leading the Secretariat for Fight the Fakes – a multi-stakeholder advocacy campaign which raises awareness about the dangers of substandard and falsified medicines.
Miriam is also the Head of Communications and Advocacy for the campaign as well as Liaison Lead for partner engagement.
Miriam has a Master’s degree in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen and a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Hamburg.
Miriam's past experience includes working for the AIDS Foundation in Hamburg and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Laos.