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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Advocacy and Training in Pharmacovigiilance

Director / Head: 
  Dr Alexander Dodoo
 




Institution:
  Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacol.& Therapeutics
  University of Ghana Medical School
Address:
  P. O. Box 4236
  GP
  Greater Accra
Town:
  Accra
Country:
  GHANA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  233-244-255064
Fax:
  233-302-668 219
Web Site:
  www.ugms.edu.gh
Date of Designation:
  16/Oct/2009
Last Redesignation:
  16/Oct/2013
Expiry:
  16/Oct/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Training in pharmacovigilance in African countries for building and strengthening of spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting systems 
  2. Advocacy for pharmacovigilance across Africa either alone or in collaboration with WHO 
  3. Promoting the integration of pharmacovigilance into public health programmes 
  4. Technical support to national pharnacovigilance centres 
  5. Support in communication and crisis management to national pharmacovigilance centres 
  6. Acquisition (from WHO, UMC) and distribution of needed literature and technical tools to national pharmacovigilance centres and governments 
  7. Research in pharmacovigilance including cohort event monitoring of specified medicines 
  8. Assistance in the development and maintenance of pregnancy registers  
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
  2. Health promotion & education 
  3. Patient safety 
Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
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:
  PAL Shanthi Narayan
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1318
Email:
  pals@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  NIKIEMA Jean Baptiste
Phone:
 
Email:
  nikiemaje@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork