L’association PharmaLedger lance un écosystème de confiance numérique dans le secteur des soins de santé

BÂLE, Suisse, 14 mars 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — La PharmaLedger Association™ (PLA), une organisation à but non lucratif basée en Suisse, annonce l’approbation de son plan stratégique triennal visant à mettre en œuvre et à promouvoir un écosystème de confiance numérique dans le secteur des soins de santé (DTE-H) lors de son assemblée générale annuelle qui s’est tenue à Lucerne, en Suisse, le 1er mars 2023. Les organisations membres ont également confirmé la nomination de huit administrateurs à son conseil d’administration, concrétisant la valeur fondamentale de « leadership de l’écosystème » prônée par l’association.

Les membres fondateurs de la PLA, qui représentent la diversité du secteur des soins de santé, se composent de grandes et de petites entreprises pharmaceutiques, d’organismes de recherche, d’organisations représentant les patients, d’organisations à but non lucratif, de fournisseurs de technologies et de services de soins de santé. La PLA a confirmé son mandat en tant qu’organisation faîtière pré-compétition qui fournit des solutions numériques communes et interopérables dans les domaines de la confiance dans les produitsles essais cliniques décentralisés, et la traçabilité de la chaîne d’approvisionnement.

  • Produits et projets : Au premier trimestre 2023, la PLA lancera le premier produit qualifié, l’information électronique sur les produits pour sa mise en œuvre par ses membres.
    Au deuxième trimestre 2023, l’Association poursuivra la conception de nouveaux produits dans son laboratoire d’innovation xLab, notamment d’un produit jumeau numérique, d’identités décentralisées et de références vérifiables pour faciliter la visibilité, la sécurité, la traçabilité et la confiance dans tous les domaines des soins de santé.
  • Gouvernance et conformité : La PLA tirera parti de sa capacité à développer, qualifier, lancer et maintenir des produits dans l’environnement très réglementé des soins de santé en veillant à respecter en permanence les directives en matière d’antitrust, de propriété intellectuelle, de protection des données et d’assurance des systèmes informatisés.
  • Engagement et croissance de l’écosystème : L’association continuera à accueillir de nouveaux membres et à s’engager auprès des autorités, des associations professionnelles et des organismes d’élaboration de normes, afin d’assurer sa croissance et sa viabilité financière.
  • Technologie et sécurité des plateformes : La PLA s’efforcera de faciliter l’adoption de nouvelles solutions par ses membres et ses utilisateurs tout en conservant les avantages de son architecture en matière de cybersécurité.

La création de la PLA et l’approbation de sa mission par divers membres du secteur des soins de santé constituent une étape importante. Elle ouvre la voie à la provision de plateformes de confiance basées sur la blockchain avec de nouvelles solutions de soins de santé open-source afin de créer de la valeur pour les patients et les parties prenantes de l’écosystème. La PLA est reconnaissante envers ses 20 membres fondateurs et invite toutes les organisations du secteur des soins de santé à s’informer et à s’engager davanvage dans la création d’un système de soins de santé 4.0 digne de confiance.

« La blockchain est un effort collectif. La PLA a commencé avec une équipe diversifiée et solide de membres qui partagent la même vision et qui croient en un changement réel. Avec la PLA, nous disposons du bon outil, des ressources et de la feuille de route nécessaires pour améliorer l’expérience des patients dans le domaine des soins de santé », Daniel Fritz, directeur exécutif de la PharmaLedger Association.

La PLA est le résultat de l’achèvement du projet de recherche PharmaLedger, un consortium représentant 22 millions d’euros, composé de 30 membres, dont 12 grandes entreprises pharmaceutiques et 18 partenaires publics, financé dans le cadre de l’initiative « Innovative Health » de l’Union européenne (UE) et de la Fédération européenne des associations et industries pharmaceutiques (EFPIA).

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PharmaLedger Association Lança Ecossistema de Confiança Digital em Serviços de Saúde

BASILEIA, Suíça, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A PharmaLedger Association™ (PLA), uma organização sem fins lucrativos com sede na Suíça, anuncia a aprovação do seu plano estratégico de 3 anos para implementar e promover um Ecossistema de Confiança Digital em saúde (DTE-H) em sua Assembleia Geral Anual realizada em Lucerna, Suíça, em 1° de março de 2023. As organizações-membro também confirmaram a nomeação de oito Diretores para seu conselho, cumprindo com o valor central de “Liderança Ecossistêmica” da PLA.

Representando a diversidade na área de serviços de saúde, os membros fundadores da PLA incluem grandes e pequenas empresas farmacêuticas, organizações de pesquisa, organizações representativas dos pacientes, organizações sem fins lucrativos, tecnologia e prestadores de serviços de saúde. A PLA confirmou seu mandato como uma organização guarda-chuva pré-concorrência entregando soluções digitais comuns e interoperáveis nas áreas de: Confiança do ProdutoEnsaios Clínicos Descentralizados, e Rastreabilidade da Cadeia de Suprimentos.

  • Produtos e Projeto: No primeiro trimestre de 2023, a PLA lançará o primeiro produto qualificado e Informações Eletrônicas do Produto para implementação por seus membros.
    No segundo trimestre de 2023, a PharmaLedger Association continuará com o desenvolvimento de novos produtos em seu xLab de inovação, incluindo um gêmeo digital de produto, identidades descentralizadas, e credenciais verificáveis para facilitar a visibilidade, segurança, rastreabilidade e confiança em todas as áreas dos serviços de saúde.
  • Governança & Compliance: A PLA alavancará sua capacidade de desenvolver, qualificar, lançar e manter produtos no ambiente altamente regulamentado dos serviços de saúde, garantindo a adesão contínua às diretrizes antitruste, de propriedade intelectual, privacidade de dados e Garantia de Sistema Computadorizado.
  • Engajamento e Crescimento do Ecossistema: A PharmaLedger Association continuará a integrar novos membros e a envolver-se com autoridades, associações comerciais e organizações de desenvolvimento de normas, garantindo o seu crescimento e viabilidade financeira.
  • Tecnologia e Segurança da Plataforma: A PLA se concentrará em facilitar a adoção de novas soluções com seus membros e usuários, enquanto mantém os benefícios de segurança cibernética da sua arquitetura.

A formação da PLA e o endosso da sua missão por diversos membros da área de serviços de saúde constitui um marco importante. Isso prepara o caminho para a entrega de plataformas baseadas em blockchain amplamente confiáveis, com novas soluções de código aberto em serviços de saúde para criar valor para pacientes e partes interessadas do ecossistema. A PLA agradece aos seus 20 membros fundadores e convida todas as organizações relacionadas à área de serviços de saúde a aprender mais e se empenhar na realização de ‘Serviços de Saúde 4.0’ de confiança.

“Blockchain é um esporte em equipe. A PLA começou com uma equipe diversificada e forte de membros com uma visão comum, que acreditam em mudanças reais. Com a PLA, temos o veículo, os recursos e o roteiro certos para levar os pacientes a um lugar melhor nos cuidados de saúde”, disse Daniel Fritz, Diretor Executivo da PharmaLedger Association.

A PLA é o resultado da conclusão bem-sucedida do projeto de pesquisa PharmaLedger, um consórcio de €22 milhões, composto por 30 membros, com 12 grandes empresas farmacêuticas e 18 parceiros públicos, financiado pela União Europeia (UE) e pela Iniciativa Inovadora de Saúde da Federação Europeia de Indústrias e Associações Farmacêuticas (EFPIA).

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IBFD Africa Tax Symposium comes to Arusha

IBFD African Tax Symposium

Trends in International Taxation – an African Perspective

AMSTERDAM, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The beautiful city of Arusha is gearing up to host the next edition of the Africa Tax Symposium. Taking place from 24 to 26 May 2023, the symposium is the leading global conference on taxation in Africa. Held at the Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha, the evergreen theme of the conference is “Trends in International Taxation – an African Perspective”.

Highlights from the technical programme include:

  • The Two-Pillar Solution – What No-Deal or No Critical Mass Means for Africa
  • Global Minimum Taxation – Implications for Africa’s tax incentives regimes
  • Recent Developments in Transfer Pricing in Africa
  • Tax Treaties – Practical issues concerning payments for services, including automated digital services
  • Domestic resource mobilization – Challenges and prospects
  • Reassessing Africa’s role in global tax policy development – The way forward.

“The Africa Tax Symposium is unique for the reach it has across the entire spectrum of the tax world,” says Belema Obuoforibo, Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre, and Chair of the IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation. “This special event brings together tax professionals from practice, industry, academia, the judiciary, and tax administration – as speakers and as delegates. In its eight years of existence, the Symposium has acquired a well-deserved reputation as a high-quality forum for discussing the main tax policy issues crucial for Africa.”

To see the full programme and speakers, visit the Symposium website at https://www.ibfd.org/events/8th-africa-tax-symposium-2023#sectioneventprogramme

Limited places available

As in previous symposiums, attendance is restricted to 250 persons. Sign up early to secure your seat and early-bird discount.

To register, please visit the Symposium website at https://www.ibfd.org/events/8th-africa-tax-symposium-2023

The Africa Tax Symposium is proudly supported by:

  • The African Tax Institute (University of Pretoria)
  • Cercle de Réflexion et d’ Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations Fiscales (CREDAF)
  • Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA)
  • International Fiscal Association, Africa Region
  • International Fiscal Association, Nigeria branch
  • International Fiscal Association, South Africa branch
  • University of Cape Town, UCT Tax Unit
  • West African Tax Administration Forum (WATAF)

We are also grateful to the Tanzania Revenue Authority for their invaluable support.

An additional event!

In the lead-up to the Symposium, IBFD also will hold a Masterclass, titled “Tax Structuring in Africa – Selected Critical Issues”. This is a separate event to the Symposium.

The Masterclass will take place on 22 and 23 May 2023, also at the Mount Meru Hotel in Tanzania. To register and learn more about the Masterclass, click here https://www.ibfd.org/events/ibfd-masterclass-tax-structuring-africa-selected-critical-issues

Contact information: Phil Windus, Senior Marketing Coordinator: p.windus@ibfd.org.

About IBFD
IBFD is a leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise, with a long-standing history of supporting and contributing to tax research and academic activities. As an independent foundation, IBFD utilizes its global network of tax experts and its Knowledge Centre to serve Fortune 500 companies, governments, international consultancy firms and tax advisers.

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Le Symposium sur la Fiscalité Africaine de l’IBFD arrive à Arusha

Symposium sur la Fiscalité Africaine de l’IBFD

Tendances de la fiscalité internationale : Une perspective africaine

AMSTERDAM, 14 mars 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — La belle ville d’Arusha se prépare à accueillir la prochaine édition du Symposium sur la Fiscalité Africaine. Se déroulant du 24 au 26 mai 2023, ce symposium est la plus grande conférence mondiale sur la fiscalité d’Afrique. Devant se tenir au Mount Meru Hotel d’Arusha, la conférence aura pour thème central : « Tendances de la fiscalité internationale : Une perspective africaine »

Les points saillants du programme technique incluent :

  • La Solution reposant sur Deux Piliers – Ce que signifie un no-deal ou l’absence de masse critique pour l’Afrique
  • La fiscalité minimum à l’échelle mondiale – Implications pour les régimes d’avantages fiscaux d’Afrique
  • Les récents développements de la tarification de transfert en Afrique
  • Traités fiscaux – Questions pratiques concernant les paiements de services, y compris les services numériques automatisés
  • Mobilisation des ressources domestiques – Défis et perspectives
  • Réévaluation du rôle de l’Afrique dans le développement de politiques fiscales à l’échelle mondiale – Comment avancer.

« Le Symposium sur la Fiscalité Africaine est unique de par sa portée dans l’ensemble du monde de la fiscalité », a déclaré Belema Obuoforibo, directrice de l’IBFD Knowledge Centre et présidente du Centre d’Études en Fiscalité Africaine de l’IBFD. « Parmi ses orateurs et participants, cet événement spécial réunit des professionnels de la fiscalité provenant de cabinets, de l’industrie, d’universités, de l’administration fiscale et du système judiciaire. Au cours de ses huit années d’existence, le Symposium a acquis une réputation bien méritée en tant que forum de haute qualité pour soulever les principales questions de politiques fiscales cruciales pour l’Afrique. »

Pour voir l’ensemble du programme et des intervenants, consultez le site Web du Symposium à l’adresse https://www.ibfd.org/events/8th-africa-tax-symposium-2023#sectioneventprogramme

Places limitées disponibles

Comme lors des précédents symposiums, la participation est limitée à 250 personnes. Inscrivez-vous au plus tôt pour vous assurer une place et bénéficier d’une remise d’inscription anticipée.

Pour vous inscrire, veuillez consulter le site Web du Symposium à l’adresse https://www.ibfd.org/events/8th-africa-tax-symposium-2023

Le Symposium sur la Fiscalité Africaine est fièrement soutenu par :

  • L’Institut Africain des Impôts (Université de Pretoria)
  • Le Cercle de Réflexion et d’Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations fiscales (CREDAF)
  • L’Association des Administrateurs Fiscaux du Commonwealth (CATA)
  • L’Association fiscale internationale, région Afrique
  • L’Association fiscale internationale, succursale du Nigeria
  • L’Association fiscale internationale, succursale d’Afrique du Sud
  • L’Université du Cap, UCT Tax Unit
  • Le Forum des Administrations Fiscales Ouest-Africaines (FAFOA)

Nous sommes également reconnaissants à la Tanzania Revenue Authority pour son soutien inestimable.

Un événement additionnel !

À l’approche du Symposium, l’IBFD organisera également une Masterclass, intitulée « Tax Structuring in Africa – Selected Critical Issues » (La structuration fiscale d’Afrique : quelques questions cruciales). Il s’agira d’un événement distinct du Symposium.

La Masterclass se déroulera les 22 et 23 mai 2023, également au Mount Meru Hotel en Tanzanie. Pour vous inscrire et en savoir plus sur la Masterclass, cliquez ici https://www.ibfd.org/events/ibfd-masterclass-tax-structuring-africa-selected-critical-issues

Coordonnées : Phil Windus, coordinateur principal du marketing : p.windus@ibfd.org.

À propos de l’IBFD
L’IBFD est un leader mondial en matière d’expertise fiscale internationale, qui apporte depuis longtemps son soutien et sa contribution à la recherche fiscale et aux activités universitaires. En tant que fondation indépendante, l’IBFD s’appuie sur son réseau mondial d’experts en fiscalité et sur son Knowledge Centre pour servir les entreprises classées au palmarès Fortune 500, les gouvernements, les cabinets de conseil internationaux et les conseillers fiscaux.

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Employment and Labour embark on work seekers registration drive, 15 Mar

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Unit in Limpopo will host a work seekers registration drive at Ga-Mothiba and Makotopong Tribal offices. The drive which takes place tomorrow, 15 March 2023, is aimed at educating work seekers on services PES offers.

As part of the drive, the Department will also be registering work seekers on the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) system’s database. The system matches work seekers with available job opportunities. The departmental officials will guide and educate work seekers on interacting with the system, preparing a winning curriculum vitae (CV), handling job interviews, and enhancing their employability.

“As the Department, we are on a mission to ensure that the lives of young people are transformed and improved. This, we do by helping them acquire skills that will get them directly into employment, internships as well as learnership opportunities,” said Dr Wasnaar Mokoena, Assistant Director Public Employment Services.

The drive will start at 09:00 at both Mothiba and Makotopong Tribal offices.

Source: Government of South Africa

Employment and Labour on sustaining workers in Northern Cape with COVID-19 TERS scheme

UIF sustains 43 433 workers in the Northern Cape Province with COVID-19 TERS

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out almost half a billion rand to 43 333 workers in the Northern Cape Province through the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (COVID—19 TERS).

These were the figures revealed by UIF Commissioner Teboho Maruping who was addressing the media at the Department of Employment and Labour’s provincial office in Kimberley this morning.

Maruping informed journalists that a total of R488 million was disbursed to workers in the Northern Cape Province, arising from 3 202 Covid-19 TERS applications that the UIF received from employers.

The top 10 employer sectors in the Northern Cape Province that received the lion’s share of the R488 million for their workers are personal services; trade; mining; construction; hospitality; professional services; agriculture; educational services; and iron and steel.

Maruping also divulged that Forensic Auditors of the UIF have been auditing companies in the province to ensure that the correct amounts of money were paid over to workers at the right time. Thus far, said Maruping, no fraud cases had been discovered.

“Our Forensic Auditors have been on the ground across the Northern Cape Province as part of the “follow the money” project and have thus far not detected any Covid-19 TERS fraud. This is quite pleasing and refreshing because for a change we see a positive story, one of the good corporate citizenry from employers. It also tells a story of caring employers because as we very well know, the Northern Cape is one of the poorest provinces in our country,” said Maruping.

The briefing heard that 10 employers were recently audited in the Northern Cape and it was found that all of them had paid the correct amounts of money to their workers at the right time.

Smiso Nkosi, from the UIF Commissioner’s Office, said consequences were in place for employers who refused to cooperate with the “follow the money” auditors. These entail:

Referral to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU);

Refund the whole Covid-19 TERS funds;

Employers could be blocked from the UIF’s service offerings; and

Employers may be blacklisted from doing business with UIF.

Commissioner Maruping also highlighted to journalists that the Fund was committed to improving service delivery, by amongst others, launching a free (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data USSD) and a Mobile Application (APP) soon for clients to access services from the comfort of their homes. “The free USSD and Mobile APP will eradicate the long queues at our labour centres by allowing our clients to freely check their claims, lodge complaints, and submit a request for payments from anywhere,” the Commissioner explained.

He also indicated that the UIF was providing free WIFI at labour centres and procuring fully equipped busses to take services to clients in the most remote parts of the province. “We are mindful of the vast geographical spread in the province and the high levels of poverty, and for this reason, our responsibility to ensure that our services are accessible is to provide free WIFI and busses that are equipped to take on and process claims efficiently, anywhere in the country.

Responding to questions about how the UIF could assist beneficiaries of workers who had passed away, such as the farmworkers who perished as a result of the recent heatwave in the Northern Cape, Maruping said the Fund has a Death benefit which dependants of deceased workers can apply for. Further to this, Maruping said: “we also have an Illness Benefit that workers can apply for while they recover at home in the event of illness.”

In the 2023/2024 financial year ahead, the Fund will redouble its efforts of taking services to clients, especially those who reside in remote areas, concluded Maruping.

The UIF is an entity of the Department of Employment and Labour, mandated to provide short-term financial relief benefits to qualifying and contributing workers and their beneficiaries.

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Tertuis Simmers hands over of houses in Transhex, 15 Mar

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will begin the handover of 190 houses at the Transhex Housing project in Worcester on Wednesday 15 March. The Minister will be joined by the Executive Mayor of Breede Valley Municipality Antoinette Steyn.

The full handover of the 190 houses will take place between the 15th – 24th of March. In commemoration of Human Rights Month, Minister Simmers will ceremoniously hand over the first batch of the houses.

Speaking on the significance of the occasion Minister Simmer said: “It gives me great joy to hand over these houses and this sees the completion of the first portion of phase 1. Over the next five days, the lives of these citizens will be significantly changed for the better.”

“At the end of phase 1, we intend on creating 3 226 housing opportunities and 5 social facilities.”

All media are invited to attend.

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Pandor to co-chair SA-Tanzania Bi-National Commission

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Wednesday co-chair the South Africa-Tanzania Ministerial Bi-National Commission (BNC) with her Tanzanian counterpart, Dr Stergomena Tax, in Pretoria.

The BNC will take place ahead of the State Visit to South Africa by the President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan on Thursday, at the invitation of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The BNC will, according to the department, reaffirm and deepen the warm and cordial bilateral relations that exist between the two countries.

“It will evaluate the progress of implementation of commitments made during the inaugural session of the BNC, assess and evaluate the progress of all outstanding decisions and commitments as well as joint projects.”

In addition, the meeting aims to agree on new areas of cooperation and further enhance cooperation within the framework of the BNC.

The Minister also hopes to deepen understanding of regional, multilateral, and global issues of mutual concern.

The commission comprises four committees, including political and diplomatic, defence and security, economic affairs, and social and cultural affairs.

The BNC is a platform for strengthening cooperation, especially in areas such as trade and investment, infrastructure, transport, energy, water, science and innovation, education, defence, agriculture, environment, health, and culture, among others.

South Africa and Tanzania enjoy historical relations as well as political, economic and social relations, which were cemented during the period of the liberation struggle.

South Africa and Tanzania have similar aspirations with strong cultural and historical ties.

These ties present opportunities for strengthened bilateral cooperation in many areas including trade, investment, local beneficiation, agriculture, industrialisation, energy, and mining.

There are also opportunities in the value chains of commerce, agriculture, road, and rail.

Through mutually beneficial investments and projects, these areas of cooperation have the potential for a constructive and concrete impact on the economies of the two countries.

Source: South African Government News Agency