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How to Develop and Implement a National Drug Policy - WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines, No. 006, January 2003
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Key documents

World Health Organization. Core Indicators for Monitoring National Drug Policies. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (in preparation).

*World Health Organization. How to Develop and Implement a National Drug Policy, 2nd ed. Geneva: WHO, 2001.

World Health Organization. “National drug regulatory legislation: guiding principles for small drug regulatory authorities”. WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations. Thirty-fifth Report. Geneva: WHO, 1999, Annex 8 (WHO Technical Report Series, No.885).

Quick JD, Rankin JR, Laing RO, O’Connor RW, Hogerzeil HV, Dukes MNG, Garnett A, editors. Managing Drug Supply. 2nd ed. West Hartford: Kumarian Press, 1997.

*World Health Organization. The selection and use of essential medicines. Report of the WHO Expert Committee, 2002 (including the 12th Model List of Essential Medicines). Geneva: WHO (WHO Technical Report Series, No. 914) (in preparation).

Trap B, Chinyanganya F, Hogerzeil HV, Nathoo KJ, Chidarikire A. How to Support a National Essential Drugs Programme by Repeated Surveys of the Pharmaceutical Sector: the Zimbabwe experience. Geneva: WHO, 2002.

* World Health Organization. WHO Medicines Strategy 2000-2003. Geneva: WHO, 2000 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicine, No. 1) (WHO/EDM/2000.4).

* World Health Organization. Globalization, TRIPS and access to pharmaceuticals. Geneva: WHO, 2001 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicine, No. 3) (WHO/EDM/2001.2).

* World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine - Growing Needs and Potential. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicine, No. 2) (WHO/EDM/2002.4).

* World Health Organization. The Selection of Essential Medicines. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicine, No. 4) (WHO/EDM/2002.2).

* World Health Organization. Promoting Rational Use of Medicines: Core Components. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicine, No. 5) (WHO/ EDM/2002.3).

The documents marked with* are also available on http://www.who.int/medicines/

Contacts in WHO Regional Offices

Regional Office for Africa:
Dr Jean-Marie Trapsida
Coordinator, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Tel: +263 4 742829 E-mail: trapsidaj@afro.who.int

Regional Office for the Americas:
Dr Rosario D’Alessio
Regional Adviser for Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +1 202 974 3282 E-mail: dalessir@paho.org

Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean:
Mr Peter Graaff
Regional Adviser, Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +20 3 483 0096 E-mail: graaffp@emro.who.int

Regional Office for Europe:
Mr Kees de Joncheere Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +45 3 917 1432 E-mail: cjo@who.dk

Regional Office for South-East Asia:
Dr Krisantha Weerasuriya
Regional Adviser, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Tel: +91 11 331 7804 E-mail: weerasuriyak@whosea.org

Regional Office for the Western Pacific:
Dr Budiono Santoso Regional Adviser
Tel: +63 2 528 9848 E-mail: santosob@wpro.who.int

Contacts at WHO Headquarters:

Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals Cluster
WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland:

Dr Jonathan Quick
Director, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy Department
Tel: +41 22 791 4443 E-mail: quickj@who.int

Dr Hans Hogerzeil
Team Coordinator, Policy, Access and Rational Use
Tel: +41 22 791 3528 E-mail: hogerzeilh@who.int

Dr Lembit Rägo
Team Coordinator, Quality and Safety: Medicines
Tel: +41 22 791 4420 E-mail: ragol@who.int

Dr Germán Velásquez
Team Coordinator, Drug Action Programme
Tel: +41 22 791 3509 E-mail: velasquezg@who.int

Dr Xiaorui Zhang
Team Coordinator, Traditional Medicine
Tel: +41 22 791 3639 E-mail: zhangx@who.int

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