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BAR-2 [AMRO]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Supply Management

Director / Head: 
  Maryam Hinds
 




Institution:
 
  Barbados Drug Service, Ministry of Health
Address:
  Jemmott's Lane Street
 
  St Michael Parish
Town:
  St. Michael
Country:
  BARBADOS
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (246) 427 8719 / 427 8309
Fax:
  (246) 429 6980
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  07/Oct/1983
Last Redesignation:
  09/Sep/2008
Date of Discontinuation:
  15/Oct/2012
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Maintaining the delivery of quality pharmaceutical drugs in Barbados in a cost effective manner for both the public and private sectors. 
  2. 2. Technical assistance to CARICOM countries: support to the development of Good Procurement Practices and tendering procedures as well as Pharmaceuticals assessment. 
  3. 3. Support to the development of a Regional Generic Policy in coordination with PAHO/WHO and CARICOM Secretariat in a perspective of cost containment. 
  4. 4. Monitoring & controlling the import, export & use of narcotic, psychotropic drugs and chemical precursors for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean countries. 
  5. 5. Developing Drug Registration Process in Barbados and in coordination with CARICOM countries 
  6. 6. Participation in regional & international conferences and meetings; support to the implementation of Pharmaceuitcal assessments and/or national surveys 
  7. 7. Provision of drugs related information to health care professionals and the general public using the latest science-based unbiased information in collaboration with PAHO; dissemination of the Barbados National Drug Formulary to Caribbean countries. 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  3. Development and application of appropriate technology 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.2 - International norms, standards and guidelines for the quality, safety, efficacy and cost effective use of medical products and technologies developed and their national and/or regional implementation advocated and supported.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  FITZGERALD James
Phone:
  1-202-974-3282
Email:
  fitzgerj@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  FORTE Gilles Bernard
Phone:
  13617/14652
Email:
  forteg@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork