Imagining the measure

Affordability and equitable access to medicines for public health.

Debate is growing globally around the topic of affordability and equitable access to medicines for public health. The United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Report said: “Never in the past has our knowledge of science been so profound and the possibilities to treat all manner of diseases so great. …And yet, many people and communities in need of effective prevention methods, life-enhancing and life-saving treatments and rehabilitation do not receive them. …Availability, affordability and adaptation to specific settings and patient categories remain problematic in many regions and for populations throughout the world”. Many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) have included the right to health, including access to medicines, in their national constitutions. However, this may not be enough to ensure or measure patient access. Approximately one-third of the world’s population does not have access to essential medicines. Factors impeding access include, high medicine prices, poor infrastructure and unreliable medicine supply systems, waste and inefficiencies in managing logistics add to low availability of medicines, as well as transparency and pharmaceutical policies, laws and regulations. In this lecture, Professor Suleman will discuss the key challenges of providing affordable medicines in South Africa and globally.

INVITATION 

 CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Prof Fatima Suleman

DISCIPLINE: Pharmaceutical Sciences

ACADEMIC RANK/POSITION/LEVEL:

Rank Date appointed
Professor January 2018 to present

 

LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS: (Include UEIP modules registered for/completed, and present studies)

Date obtained/expected date of completion Qualification Place
2005 PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
1996 MPharm University of Durban-Westville
1992 BPharm University of Durban-Westville

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Date Place Description

(eg speech therapist, senior pharmacist, lecturer, professor…)

January 2018 – present Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UKZN, SA Professor
January 2011 – December 2017 Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UKZN, SA Associate Professor
September 2016 to September 2018 Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Professor, Prince Claus Chair of Development and Equity: Affordable (Bio)Therapeutics for Public Health
Fall 2015 (Aug – Dec 2015) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Global Practitioner in Residence
2010 – present National Medicines Pricing Committee Appointed Member since 2010

Appointed Chair since 2014

Aug 2009 to present Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University, Iowa, USA Adjunct Assistant Professor (2009-present)
January 2009 – to December 2011 School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, UKZN, SA Head of School
September 2007 – December 2010 School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, UKZN, SA Senior Lecturer
October 2005 – August 2007 School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, UKZN, SA Lecturer

 

Other:

  1. Appointed to the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation (2017 – 2021)
  2. Appointed to; and Rapporteur for the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines for 2017
  3. Appointed to the panel, and Rapporteur for the Expert Consultation on improving access to and use of similar biotherapeutic products, 2-3 May 2017, at ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  4. Technical Expert to the World Health Organization in terms of Training on Medicine Pricing and Re-imbursement for Experts Organized by WHO and Ministry of Health Ethiopia, from 26-28 June 2017.
  5. WHO Technical Consultation on Universal access to core malaria interventions, 12-15 February 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland
  6. Appointed as Chair of the WHO informal advisory group on Availability and Affordability of Cancer Medicines for 2018
  7. Chair and convener of a Pharmaceutical Policy Think Tank meeting in Zimbali, Durban from 25-27 June 2018
  8. Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2nd AFREhealth Symposium from 6th to 8th August at the International Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa

 

PUBLICATIONS 2013 TO PRESENT: (List full reference of each article/book chapter/book)

Book Chapters

  1. Gray, A. and Suleman F. Chapter 14: Pharmaceutical Pricing in South Africa. Pharmaceutical Prices in the 21st Century. Z.-U.-D. Babar (eds), Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp 251-265
  2. Suleman Fatima, Gray Andy. Pharmaceutical Policy for South Africa. Chapter in Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems.in Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar (eds) Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems. ADIS. 2017 (April). ISBN: 978-3-319-51672-1
  3. Iyengar S, van den Ham R, Suleman F. Chapter 2.5: Medicine Prices in Africa in Vogler et al (eds) Medicine Price Surveys, Analyses, and Comparisons. Springer Publication (in press)

JOURNAL ARTICLES

SAPSE/ISI/IBSS

  1. Mhlanga BS, Suleman F. Price, availability and affordability of medicines. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 2014;6(1), Art. #604, 6 pages.
  2. Yianna Vovides, PhD, Selamawit Bedada Chale, MPH, Rumbidzayi Gadhula, MSc, Masego B. Kebaetse, PhD, Netsanet Animut Nigussie, MSc, Fatima Suleman, PhD, Dativa Tibyampansha, Glory Ramadhan Ibrahim, MSc, Moshi Ntabaye , PhD, Seble Frehywot, MD, Oathokwa Nkomazana, MD. A systems approach to e-learning implementation in medical education: five MEPI schools’ journey. Academic Medicine. 2014;89:S102–S106.
  3. Ciapponi A, Lewin S, Bastías G, Dudley L, Flottorp S, Gagnon MP, Garcia Marti S, Glenton C, Herrera CA, Okwundu CI, Opiyo N, Oxman AD, Pantoja T, Paulsen E, Peñaloza B, Rada G, Suleman F, Wiysonge CS. Delivery arrangements for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD011083. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011083.
  4. Gray A, Suleman F. The Relevance of Systematic Reviews on Pharmaceutical Policy to Low- and Middle-Income Countries. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2015; 37(5): 717-725
  5. Shabangu K, Suleman F. Medicines Availability and Resultant Patient Impact at a Swaziland Hospital. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 2015;7(1), Art. #829, 6 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v7i1.829
  6. Bangalee V and Suleman F. Evaluating the effect of a proposed logistics fee cap on pharmaceuticals in South Africa – a pre and post analysis. BMC Health Services Research. 2015: 15:522
  7. Bangalee V, Suleman F. Has the increase in the availability of generic drugs lowered the price of cardiovascular drugs in South Africa? Health SA Gesondheid, February 2016, Volume 21: 60–66.
  8. Suleman F. Assessing the effect of an online HIV/AIDS course on 1st-year pharmacy students’ knowledge. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2016;8(1 Suppl 1):108-112. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i1.750
  9. Bangalee V, Suleman F. Chapter 18: Towards a transparent pricing system in South Africa – Trends in Pharmaceutical Logistics fees. South African Health Review 2015/2016. May 2016, pp 221-232.
  10. Upfold M, Grobler A, Suleman F, Mansoor LE. Measurement of Vaginal Microbicide Adherence using Visual Inspection as Compared to Ultra Violet Light Assessment of Returned Empty Gel Applicators. AIDS & Behav, June 2016 (online)
  11. Perumal-Pillay Velisha Ann, Suleman Fatima. Quantitative evaluation of essential medicines lists: The South African case study. BMC Health Services Research, December 2016, Vol 16, Issue 687, pp 1-14.
  12. Perumal-Pillay Velisha Ann, Suleman Fatima. Selection of essential medicines for South Africa – an analysis of in-depth interviews with National Essential Medicines List Committee members. . BMC Health Services Research. January 2017
  1. Bangalee V, Suleman F. Cost-savings accruable to removing value added tax from antiretrovirals in the South African private health sector. Health SA Gesondheid. March 2017
  2. Govender K, Suleman F, Moodley Y. Clinical risk factors for in-hospital mortality in older adults with HIV infection: findings from a South African hospital administrative dataset. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;26:126
  3. Perumal-Pillay Velisha Ann, Suleman Fatima. Parents’ and guardians’ perceptions on availability and pricing of medicines and healthcare for children in eThekwini, South Africa – a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research (June 2017) 17:417; pg 1-11. DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2385-y
  4. Gray A, Suleman F, Pharasi B. The National Drug Policy – 20 years and still going? In Padarath A, Barron P (eds). South African Health Review 2017 (pp 49-58). Health Systems Trust, Durban (ISSN 1025-1715).
  5. Ciapponi A, Lewin S, Herrera CA, Opiyo N, Pantoja T, Paulsen E, Rada G, Wiysonge CS, Bastías G, Dudley L, Flottorp S, Gagnon MP, Garcia Marti S, Glenton C, Okwundu CI, Peñaloza B, Suleman F, Oxman AD. Delivery arrangements for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 (September), Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011083. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011083.pub2.
  6. Lines M, Suleman F. Patients’ perceptions of a rural decentralised anti-retroviral therapy management and its impact on direct out-of-pocket spending. Afri Health Sci. 2017;17(3): 746-752. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.17
  7. Schellack N; Benjamin D; Brink A; Duse A; Faure K; Goff D; Mendelson M; Meyer J; Miot J; Perovic O; Pople T; Suleman F; van Vuuren M; Essack S. A situational analysis of current antimicrobial governance, regulation and utilisation in South Africa. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 64 (2017) 100–106
  8. Bangalee V, Suleman F. Is there Price Transparency in the Pricing of Medicines in the South African Private Sector? S Afr Med J 2018;108(2):82-83.
  9. Cara, A.K.S., Zaidi, S.T.R. & Suleman, F. Cost-effectiveness analysis of low versus high dose colistin in the treatment of multi-drug resistant pneumonia in Saudi Arabia. Int J Clin Pharm (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0713-x
  10. Bangalee V, Suleman F. A comparative study on medicine pricing in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Global Journal of Health Science (in press)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Carapinha, J., Provin, M. P., Pinheiro, R., Ziganshina, L., Khaziakhmetova, V. N., Chandy, S. J., Ishaq, G. M., Sun, J., Zhang, L., Suleman, F., Pharasi, B. and on behalf of the BRICS Medicines Alliance. Introduction to the new column of the BRICS Medicines Alliance. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 6: (2013) pp 2–3. doi: 10.1111/jebm.12019
  2. Jing Sun, Alexandra Crispim Boing, Marysabel PT Silveira, Andre´a D Bertoldi, Liliya E Ziganshina, Veronica N Khaziakhmetova, Rashida M Khamidulina, Maulik R Chokshi, Shelley McGee and Fatima Suleman. Efforts to secure universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment: a comparison of BRICS countries. JEBM 7 (2014) 2–21.
  3. Masupye E, Suleman F, Govender T. Investigating extemporaneous compounding practices in the Polokwane tertiary hospital pharmacies in South Africa – a pilot study. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol. 9(48), 29 December, 2015, pp. 1099-1105

Conference Proceedings

  1. Suleman F. Conceptualization and Development of Medicines Research and Development Game for Pharmacy Students. European Conference on Game Based Learning, Paisley, Scotland, 6th October 2016. Proceedings of the 10th ECGBL Conference, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Reading, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-911218-09-8

Consultancy Reports:

  1. Gray A, Suleman F, Patel A, Bannenberg W. South Africa: Improving Health System Efficiency: Implementation of reforms under the National Drug Policy. Health Systems Governance & Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2015.

Policy/Technical Reports

  1. Wheeler E, Pandi S, Adjase E. Technical Report: Towards Universal Health Coverage: a global toolkit for evaluating health workforce education – Report of the 2nd Meeting 21-22 May 2014. WHO. May 2014. (FS part of the Technical Working Group)
  2. Pandi S, Wheeler E, Adjase ET et al. Technical Report: Toward Universal Health Coverage: a global evaluation toolkit (GET) for health workforce education; Protocol for implementation 2015. WHO. May 2015 (FS part of the Technical Working Group)
  3. Wheeler E, Pandi S, Adjase E, et al. Technical Report: WHO Progress Report on Health Workforce Education, 2013- 2015. WHO. Jannuary 2016. (FS part of the Technical Working Group)

PG STUDENTS SUPERVISION: 2013 TO PRESENT

 Date Student name Masters/Phd Completed (yes/no)
2013 Varsha Bangalee Masters Yes
Ms J Samjowan Masters Yes
Ms M Upfold Masters Yes
Ms N Selegan Masters Yes
Ms M Hendricks Masters No
Ms Z Barday Masters Yes
Mr S Mngadi Masters No
Ms L. Mahlognolo Masters No
2014 Mr SR Alli Masters Yes
Ms A Hemraj Masters Yes
Ms N Shaikh Masters Yes
Mr T Reddy Masters Yes
Ms K Naidoo Masters No
Ms V Bangalee PhD Yes
Ms V Perumal-Pillay PhD Yes
2015 Mr T Mthombeni Masters Yes
Mr A Cara Masters Yes
Ms Y Kriel PhD No
Ms J Gamble Masters No
Ms T Hamisi Masters Yes
Ms C Mudzami Masters No
Mr H De Jager Masters Yes
Ms G Manjate Masters No
Ms S Mamade Masters No
Mr A Kamoto Masters Yes
Ms TJH Sigcau Masters No
2016 Ms SP Zwane Masters Yes
Ms A Desai Masters Yes
2017 Ms R Cruikshank Masters No
Ms KL Cassar Masters submitting
Mr P Oyalo Masters No
2018 Mr K Govender Masters Yes
Ms S Garikai Masters No
Ms TNQ Siyaya Masters No
Ms SK Gray Masters No
Ms S Ballaram Masters No
Ms MP Elbert Masters No
Ms R Reddy Masters No

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED 2013 TO PRESENT:

International

  1. Suleman, F, Jenkins, SK. Aids Online International (AOI): an online college-credit course on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and behavioral research – does it have an impact? (poster). FIP World Congress, Dublin, Ireland.31 August – 05 September 2013.
  2. Pillay SK, Suleman F. Awareness of the influence of faith on medication use by patients in training of Pharmacists. 10th International Conference on Life Long Learning in Pharmacy, Orlando, USA. 3 June 2014
  3. Perumal-Pillay V, Suleman F. Are pharmacists effectively implementing knowledge on storage and disposal of medicines? A pilot study. 10th International Conference on Life Long Learning in Pharmacy, Orlando, USA. 4 June 2014
  4. Suleman F. Implementing the FIP Global Competency Framework Country Case: South Africa. 2014 FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 August 2014
  5. Suleman F, Pillay SK. Awareness of the influence of faith on medication use by patients in training of Pharmacists. 2014 FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 31 August – 4 September 2014
  6. Suleman F, Bangalee V. The relationship between the number of generic drugs and pricing within a therapeutic class. 2014 FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 31 August – 4 September 2014
  7. Suleman F, Mahlanga B. Prices, availability and affordability of essential medicines for chronic disease conditions in Swaziland. 2014 FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 31 August – 4 September 2014
  8. Suleman F, Perumal-Pillay VA. Do pharmacists have a role to play with Essential Medicines Lists? 2014 FIP World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 31 August – 4 September 2014
  9. Suleman F. Defining and Expanding Benefit Packages: Global Experiences in Systematic Priority Setting: The South African Experience. Ninth Forum of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes in India: Prioritizing Primary Care, New Delhi, India, October 9, 2014
  10. Suleman F. South Africa – Clinical guidelines and health technology assessment in pharmaceutical pricing. International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) Workshop: Roadmap to institutionalising priority-setting and HTA in India – Delhi, 10 October 2014
  11. Suleman F. Demystifying the Myths around Online Teaching and Learning Experience. ISCISA, Maputo, Mozambique. 13th of October 2014.
  12. Suleman F. Demystifying the Myths around Online Teaching and Learning Experience. The College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi. 16th of October 2014
  13. Suleman F. The Truth is Stanger than Fiction: South Africa’s Policy Reform Experience. NICE Technology Appraisals Committee Away Day 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 11th December 2014
  14. Suleman F. Reforms in relation to access to essential medicines and technologies in South Africa – The South African Case Study. Improving health system efficiency and strengthening Primary Health Care, Oxford, United Kingdom, 16 to 18 December 2014
  15. Suleman F. Improving the use of medicine. Webinar: Lessons learned from reforms aimed at improving efficiency in health systems. Oxford, United Kingdom, 18th December 2014. http://www.who.int/health_financing/webinar-health-systems/en/
  16. Suleman F. Workshop – Curriculum Meeting:  Master of Health Sciences (Antibiotic Stewardship & Conservation). The College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi. 9 February 2015
  17. Suleman F. Workshop – Curriculum Meeting:  Master of Health Sciences (Antibiotic Stewardship & Conservation). ISCISA, Maputo, Mozambique. 12 February 2015
  18. Suleman F, Olson C. Maximizing Partnerships: Global Learning & Sustainable Development. Association of International Education Administrators Conference 2015, Washington DC, USA. February 17, 2015
  19. Suleman F. Country Case Study: South Africa. Informal Consultation on the Development of an Approach for Using Health Technology Assessments in Reimbursement Systems, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. 20-21 July 2015
  20. Suleman F. Multicultural Approaches to Medicine Use – What does the research say? Iowa International Center Dialogue Series, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. October 6, 2015
  21. Suleman F. The Other Side of the Coin: Perspectives from a Global Experiential Learning Site. Keynote address: Heartland Global Health Consortium Conference, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. October 14, 2015
  22. Suleman F. The Essential Medicines Concept & Priority Setting. PMAC 2016 Side Meeting – Proposed African Priority-Setting In Healthcare Network. Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016, Bangkok, Thailand, 27th January 2016.
  23. Suleman F. Evaluation of student experiences of online Masters programmes in Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. TAU Fellowship Final Meeting, 11th July 2016 at the Protea Hotel Karridene, Illovo Beach, Durban
  24. Mdletshe S, Matlakala M, Samuels A, Suleman F. Implementing quality e-learning in Health Science Education (poster). TAU Fellowship Final Meeting, 13th July 2016 at the Protea Hotel Karridene, Illovo Beach, Durban MEPI Symposium
  25. Suleman F. Using game technology to enhance learning by pharmacy students – conceptualisation and development of a medicines research and development game (poster). MEPI Symposium, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 3 August 2016.
  26. Suleman F. Conceptualization and Development of Medicines Research and Development Game for Pharmacy Students. European Conference on Game Based Learning, Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom, 6th October 2016.
  27. Suleman F. South Africa’s Pricing Policies. Mini conference “Evaluating pharmaceutical policies”, Kanunnikenzaal, Faculty Club, Utrecht University, Utrecht, 26 October 2016. [Keynote address]
  28. Sabiha Essack, Mirriam Nyenje, M Banda, S Chapima, Ben Chilima, S Chipeta, Julius Chulu, Rajab Mkakosya, Lyn Middleton, Collins Mitambo, Ambonishe Mwalwimba, Joseph Nkhoma, Gunnar Skov Simonsen, Lars Smabrekke, Adrian Willem Sturm, Fatima Suleman, Arnfinn Sundsfjord, Steven Taulo. Situational Analysis of Antimicrobial Resistance Using the One Health Approach: A Case Study of Malawi (poster). The 4th International One Health Congress & 6th Biennial Congress of the International Association for Ecology & Health, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Australia, 3 – 7 December 2016.
  29. Suleman F. 20 years since the South African National Drug Policy – what has been achieved? International Seminar Programme, Drug Innovation, UIPS Minisymposium, Utrecht University, 11th April 2017.
  30. Suleman F. Affordability and equitable access to medicines for public health. Inaugural address as Professor to the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity 2016/2018. 16 May 2017. Utrecht University
  31. Suleman F. The move towards rationalizing pharmaceutical services post – apartheid in South Africa. Global Health Seminar, UMC Utrecht Julius Centre, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 17 May 2017.
  32. Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay and Fatima Suleman. The 20 years’ experience of the Essential Medicines Programme in South Africa. Global Health Seminar, UMC Utrecht Julius Centre, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 17 May 2017.
  33. Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay and Fatima Suleman. The 20 years’ experience of the Essential Medicines Programme in South Africa. Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer School 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 10-14 July 2017.
  34. Suleman F. 20 years since the South African National Drug Policy – what has been achieved? Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer School 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 10-14 July 2017.
  35. Suleman F. Pricing and Reimbursement. Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer School 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 10-14 July 2017.
  36. Suleman F. Global Pharmaceutical Pricing and Control Policies. Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer School 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 10-14 July 2017.
  37. Suleman F (on behalf of N Magrini). An introduction to the Essential Medicines Concept: balancing innovation with public health priorities. Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer School 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 10-14 July 2017.
  38. Suleman F (panel discussant). FRPs and equitable access in a global context. Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer School 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 10-14 July 2017.
  39. Suleman F. Access to quality and affordable medicines and (bio)therapeutics, including a South African case study. Global Health & Tropical Medicine Course, University Medical Center Utrecht. 6th September 2017
  40. Suleman F. Affordable (Bio)therapeutics for Public Health. WHO Regional Office for Europe, UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark. 8th September 2017
  41. Suleman F. The evolving health legislation in South Africa in terms of access to medicines. Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Section of Innovation Studies.12th September 2017
  42. Suleman F. Global Drug Utilization Review: What’s happening in Africa? EuroDURG Conference 2017, Technology & Innovation Centre University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK, 16th November 2017
  43. Schellack N; Benjamin D; Brink A; Duse A; Faure K; Goff D; Mendelson M; Meyer J; Miot J; Perovic O; Pople T; Suleman F; van Vuuren M; Essack S. A situational analysis of current antimicrobial governance, regulation and utilisation in South Africa International Journal of Infectious Diseases. EuroDURG Conference 2017, Technology & Innovation Centre University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK, 15th – 17th November 2017 (poster)
  44. Suleman F. Creating a balance between affordable prices and a sustainable pharmaceutical industry. 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, India. 21-23 November 2017.
  45. Suleman F. Access to Medicines in low and middle income countries: obstacles and opportunities, developments over the last decade? Mini symposium Access to Medicines, Global Issues and Global Solutions? UMCG, Global Health, University of Groningen, Groningen. 29th November 2017.
  46. Suleman F. South Africa’s experience with managing medicine prices in the private sector. Access to Medicine Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 30th November 2017
  47. Suleman F. Analysis of coverage and determinants of access to malaria diagnosis and treatment. WHO Technical Consultation on universal access to core malaria interventions. Salle XI, ILO Building, Geneva, Switzerland, 13 February 2018
  48. Suleman F, Moodley R. Evaluating the impact of the Single Exit Price Policy on a basket of medicines in South Africa from 1999 to 2014 using a time series analysis. CUGH 2018 Conference, New York, NY, March 17th, 2018
  49. Bangalee V, Suleman F. An investigation in to the relationship between the number of generic medicines in a therapeutic class and prices. CUGH 2018 Conference, New York, NY, March 17th, 2018

Local

  1. Suleman F. MEPI-Pharmacy Report 2014: Using Team Based and e-Learning as the new teaching pedagogy. MEPI-UKZN Site Visit 2014, Durban, University of KwaZulu-Natal. 02 April 2014
  2. Suleman F. Affordability and access to high cost drugs. High Cost Drugs; Innovative ways in gaining access to all.  Pharmaceutical Care Management Association Panel Discussion. 12th February 2014
  3. Suleman F. Value Driven Healthcare through Regulation. Discovery Health Medicine Summit 2014, Sandton, 15 May 2014
  4. Suleman F. Risk Sharing Agreements – Regulatory Overview. ISPOR Conference, Johannesburg, 8 September 2014
  5. Suleman F. Presentation by the Pricing Committee. Public Hearings: Portfolio Committee on Health, Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill, Parliament, Cape Town. 31st October 2014
  6. Suleman F. Pharmacy Sub-Component Presentation. MEPI Steering Committee Meeting, Durban, University of KwaZulu-Natal. 5 November 2014
  7. Suleman F. The Pharmacy Sub Component of the ENTRÉE MEPI Programme. MEPI Site Visit to University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). 23 March 2015
  8. Suleman F. Using health technology assessment for medications in South Africa – where are we right now? First Meeting of Proposed African Priority-Setting In Healthcare Network, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 25 March 2015
  9. Gray A, Suleman F. Evidence-informed pharmaceutical policies – drawing on available systematic reviews. Health Systems Trust Conference, Birchwood, Johannesburg, 4 May 2016.
  10. Suleman F. Evaluation of student experiences of online Masters programmes in Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. TAU Fellowship Final Meeting, 11th July 2016 at the Protea Hotel Karridene, Illovo Beach, Durban
  11. Mdletshe S, Matlakala M, Samuels A, Suleman F. Implementing quality e-learning in Health Science Education (poster). TAU Fellowship Final Meeting, 13th July 2016 at the Protea Hotel Karridene, Illovo Beach, Durban MEPI Symposium
  12. V.A. Perumal and F. Suleman. Selection of essential medicines in South Africa: A qualitative study describing in-depth interviews conducted with members of the South African National Essential Medicines List Committee, 10th Annual Early Career Scientist Convention, 19th – 20th October 2016, South African Medical Research Council Conference Centre, Cape Town.