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SOA-8 [AFRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Quality Assurance of Medicines

Director / Head: 
  Dr Marius Brits
 




Institution:
  Centre for Quality Assurance of Medicines (CENQAM), School of Pharmacy
  North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Address:
  Private Bag X6001
  2520
  North-West
Town:
  Potchefstroom
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (+27-18) 299 2323 / +27 82 5579599
Fax:
  (+27-18) 299 2291
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  21/Nov/1995
Last Redesignation:
  15/Dec/2012
Expiry:
  15/Dec/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. Develop and validate analytical test methods for the quality screening of medicines.  
  2. Quality control & assurance of medicines. 
  3. Training of regulatory officials & quality control laboratory personnel. 
  4. Support member states in the establishment & management of quality control laboratories. 
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Subjects:
  1. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Research 
  3. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
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:
  DESTA Abayneh Tamir
Phone:
  4 724 139 262
Email:
  destaa@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