i-Verify, an app-based health products tracker, provides regulators as well as public users with real-time visibility into movement of health commodities and products from manufacturer to the point of issue. The Ethiopia Food and Drug Authority of Ethiopia already uses the app to detect and authenticate health commodities.
The application used to verify the authenticity of a product at any point in the supply chain by anyone and enables to track and trace health commodities from manufacturer to point of issue – throughout the health import process and supply chain. It’s also used to report unauthorized, defected, and counterfeit products in the market.
During the year 2020/21, USAID-funded Digital Health Activity (DHA) reported that it has supported the optimization of the i-Verify application to detect counterfeit products including fake COVID-19 vaccine.
Currently, the i-Verify app was downloaded by 1,000 users from Google Play Store. Similarly, the development of an inspection module for pre and post-licensing inspection is complete and the module is being tested, said DHA.
The i-Verify App has designed and supported by USAID AIDSFree project and implemented by John Snow, Inc.
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