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Ref.No. [Initiator]
BRA-56 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Policies

Director / Head: 
  Dr Vera Luiza
 




Institution:
  Nucleus for Pharmaceutical Policies, National School of Public Health
  Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)
Address:
  1480 Rua Leopoldo Bulhões, #622 to 632 - Manguinhos
  21041-210
  RJ
Town:
  Rio de Janeiro
Country:
  BRAZIL
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +55 21 2598-2762
Fax:
  +55 21 2209-3076
Date of Designation:
  11/Nov/1998
Last Redesignation:
  05/Dec/2011
Expiry:
  05/Dec/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Contributing to development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of WHO pharmaceutical policies, with special emphasis on government programs in the Region of the Americas and in Portuguese speaking African countries through the strengthening of advisory services; 
  2. Promoting the development of human resources at graduate level in relevant areas within those related to WHO pharmaceutical policies; 
  3. Strengthening promotion and exchange of regional research studies within pharmaceutical services programs aiming at rationalizing resources; 
  4. Discussing and generating concepts and documents related to specific or regional relevant aspects in the context of the PAHO and the WHO Medicines Department. 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Training and education 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
  Ower: 10.9 - Technical support provided to Member States, with a focus on those facing severe health-workforce difficulties in order to improve the production, distribution, skill mix and retention of the health workforce.
  Ower: 10.10 - Evidence-based policy and technical support provided to Member States to improve health system financing in terms of the availability of funds, social and financial risk protection, equity, access to services and efficiency of resource use.
Responsible Officer:
  MARIN Nelly
Phone:
  1-202-974-3718
Email:
  marinnel@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