(1995; 156 pages)
ANNEX 3 (a): Resolution adopted by the Forty-first World Health Assembly
WHO CERTIFICATION SCHEME ON THE QUALITY OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS MOVING IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
WHA41.18 The Forty-first World Health Assembly,
Taking note of previous resolutions on the question;
Having examined the Director-General's report on the rational use of drugs, and in particular the proposed amendments to the WHO Certification Scheme on the Quality of Pharmaceutical Products Moving in International Commerce;
Noting the fact that, in any case of obvious doubt, any Member State may request the Organization for assistance in finding an independent collaborating centre to carry out batch tests for the purposes of quality control;
1. ADOPTS the revised text of the expanded WHO Certification Scheme on the Quality of Pharmaceutical Products Moving in International Commerce; 1
1 Document WHA41/1988/REC/1, p.53.
2. INVITES Member States which are not yet participating in the Scheme to do so;
3. RECOMMENDS to Member States that they implement as far as possible all the provisions of the expanded WHO Certification Scheme;
4. REQUESTS the Director-General to report, in his report on WHO's revised drug strategy to a future Health Assembly, on the progress accomplished in the implementation of the expanded WHO Certification Scheme.