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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SOA-10 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Medicines Information

Director / Head: 
  Professor Marc Blockman
  Marc Blockman




Institution:
  Division of Clinical Pharmacology
  University of Cape Town Medical School
Address:
  K45, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital Observatory
  7925
  Western Cape Province
Town:
  Cape Town
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (27-21) 406 6496/6780
Fax:
  (27-21) 448 0503
Date of Designation:
  13/Dec/1995
Last Redesignation:
  03/Feb/2009
Date of Discontinuation:
  03/Feb/2013
Terms of Reference:
  1. To train healthcare professionals in medicine information. 
  2. To provide healthcare professionals with the necessary skills and information to set up medicines information centres in their countries. 
  3. To provide medicine information in response to queries from health professionals via a telephonic, fax and/or email service. 
  4. To provide medicines information support to other medicines information centres via e.g. the website (www.mic.uct.ac.za) and email. 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
  2. Health promotion & education 
  3. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Training and education 
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: 11.2 - 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:
  RAGO Lembit
Phone:
  14420/12657
Email:
  ragol@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  DESTA Abayneh Tamir
Phone:
  4 724 139 262
Email:
  destaa@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork