A Harmonized Self-assessment Tool for Procurement Agencies - Medicines Quality Assurance. (WHO Drug Information Vol. 28, No. 4, 2014)
(2015; 14 pages)


In the absence of stringent regulatory systems for medicines in many parts of the world, procurement agencies have an important role in ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products that they buy for use in treatment programmes. During the recent update of WHO’s quality assurance guidance for procurement agencies, a harmonized tool was developed enabling procurement agencies to assess their compliance with the principles of this guidance.

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