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MAA-16 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Information

Director / Head: 
  Professor Rahmat Awang
  Ms Chuah Lucie




Institution:
  National Poison Centre
  Science University of Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Address:
  Minden
  11800
  Penang
Town:
  Penang
Country:
  MALAYSIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (60-4) 657 0099
Fax:
  (60-4) 656 8417
Web Site:
  http://www.prn.usm.my
Date of Designation:
  06/Apr/1998
Last Redesignation:
  14/Dec/2010
Expiry:
  14/Dec/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. To adapt, develop, host and maintain the Rapid Alert System (RAS) for combating counterfeit medicines in Member States of the Western Pacific Region in particular, and World Health Organization in general. 
  2. To develop, update & implement training modules on Drug Information in Developing Countries with emphasis on the needs of the Western Pacific Region. 
  3. To arrange & conduct Fellowship Training in drugs as well as in poison information in support of the concept of rational drug use. 
  4. To collaborate with the Western Pacific Regional Office in developing computer applications relating to drug information & pharmaco-informatics.the Western Pacific Regional Office in initiating a systematic data & information collection on activities related to the drug utilization, management & policies for identification of priorities & forecasting of needs. 
  5. To support countries & areas in the Region on request of WHO to conceptualize, plan & set up drug information services tailored to their individual needs. 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Information dissemination 
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:
  TISOCKI Klara
Phone:
  +63 2 5289026
Email:
  tisockik@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KOPP Sabine
Phone:
  13636/13642
Email:
  kopps@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork