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Ref.No. [Initiator]
COL-13 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Essential Drugs and Hospital Supplies

Director / Head: 
  Lesly Bustamante Torres
 




Institution:
 
  Cooperativa de Hospitales de Antioquia (COHAN) Centro Integral
Address:
  Los Industriales Avenue (48th race), # 24 - 104
  Co - 7-7
  Antioquia
Town:
  Medellin
Country:
  COLOMBIA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (57-4) 354 88 80
Fax:
  (57-4) 3548880 ext 241
Date of Designation:
  16/Nov/1994
Last Redesignation:
  14/Nov/2011
Expiry:
  14/Nov/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Training programs to strengthen skills in the management of supply systems 
  2. Consultancy and advising the implementation of efficient and safe practices in the management of supply systems 
  3. Internship or referencing practices and efficient models as an example of improved delivery systems 
  4. Scientific diffusion knowledge and experiences and research results from studies 
  5. Research and development of studies that provide for appropriate use and access 
  6. IT developments in supply systems as tools that facilitate their implementation. 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
  3. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
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: 11.3 - Evidence based policy guidance on promoting scientifically sound and cost-effective use of medical products and technologies by health workers and consumers developed and supported within the Secretariat and regional and national programmes.
 
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