MENAP-SMI (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan Self Medication Industry) is a not-for-profit organization which represents manufacturers of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices (all also designated as Consumer Health Products), based in the MENAP region.
MENAP-SMI is dedicated to promoting better health by the use of consumer health care products where self-care increasingly contributes to better health and more sustainable healthcare systems.
The mission of MENAP-SMI is to promote better health through responsible self-medication and personal well-being.
MENAP-SMI works to creating a partnership with governments and other stakeholders and acts in the best interests of patients, consumers, and industry.
- Conduct scientific research, economic analysis & communication actions promoting responsible self-medication
- Provide strategic support to members and be the self-medication industry representative vis a vis the official bodies in MENAP region
- Organize meetings and conferences with key stakeholders in the self-care industry
- Cooperate with public authorities, local and regional associations linked to self-care industry
MENAP-SMI is constituted of member organizations who are either manufacturers, distributors or a body responsible for marketing a self-care product or device or service or that are interested in developing the self-care in the region of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.
Current members of MENAP-SMI are : Bayer Consumer Health, GSK Consumer Health, Johnson&Johnson, Merck Consumer, Mundipharma, Pfizer Consumer Health, Reckitt Benckiser, and Sanofi.
MENAP-SMI is also a member of GSCF: World Self Medication Industry, a federation promoting better health through responsible self-medication. GSCF is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization.