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GS1 Egypt is enabling the Egyptian Healthcare industry to launch a national traceability program to fight counterfeiting, improve the pharmaceutical supply chain, and ensure the “safety & security of the Egyptian patient".

The Egyptian MOH mandates the use of GS1 DataMatrix standards as a first step to implement a national traceability program.

The new traceability program that is based on GS1 DataMatrix barcode will allow every stakeholder in the pharmaceutical sector to save money in the long run and to have a better visibility for its products over the internet.

The MOH legislation will require each pharmaceutical product to be identified on secondary package with GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), Batch Number, Expire Date, and serial number). MOH specified GS1 DataMatrix to be the data carrier for the required data.

This project will enable Egypt to become a global leader in the provision of pharmaceutical supply chain that fights counterfeiting for the sake of patient safety. To achieve this, GS1 standards must be printed on every secondary pharmaceutical package across all production lines.

Get started NOW with the Egyptian Ministry of Health Track and Trace Program.
Explore all the links in this page to know how to get started with the MOH traceability program, and to discover how GS1 standards are helping MOH and the pharmaceutical sector launch this transformational change program.

The healthcare stakeholders expressed their strong support  in the adoption of GS1 as the global standard best suited for their industry.

60 global healthcare leaders have already endorsed the GS1 healthcare standards.

Implementing global standards across the entire healthcare supply chain could save 22,000-43,000 lives and avert 0.7 to 1.4 million patient disabilities. This is according to a report report that was written by McKinsey called “Strength in unity: The promise of global standards in healthcare”, the report is based on interviews with 80 thought leaders in the healthcare industry.

The 29th Global GS1 Healthcare Conference

Imagine one world, one standard, one vision for improving patient safety.


From 18-20 April 2016 at the Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

About the conference
Held twice per annum, the Global GS1 Healthcare Conference is a key event for sharing information to the GS1 Healthcare community. Healthcare leaders from private industry and government agencies will present the progress of worldwide efforts to implement GS1 standards that improve patient safety, supply chain security and efficiency.
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For more information call us now on 16841 or Contact us through the email: healthcare@gs1eg.org

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