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Ref.No. [Initiator]
THA-25 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Quality Assurance of Essential Drugs

Director / Head: 
  Ms Nidapan Ruangrittinon
  Dr. Wiyada Akarawut




Institution:
  Department of Medical Sciences, Bureau of Drug and Narcotic
  Ministry of Public Health
Address:
  Tiwanond Road
  11000
 
Town:
  Nonthaburi
Country:
  THAILAND
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  00-662-580 4074
Fax:
  00-662-580 5733
Date of Designation:
  17/Mar/1986
Last Redesignation:
  16/Jul/2013
Expiry:
  16/Jul/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Verification of new test methods in the development and review of monographs on essential medicines for The International Pharmacopoeia. 
  2. 2. Performance of drug quality control testing of medicines from SEAR Member countries and other countries in Mekong Region. 
  3. 3. Performance of the production of reference standard for utilization within SEAR member countries and participation in the establishment of International Chemical Reference Standards (ICRS).  
  4. 4. Training (through WHO training programs) of staff from national Drug Regulatory Authorities in the SEAR and WPRO Member countries. 
  5. 5. Support of the WHO External Quality Assurance Assessment Scheme (EQAAS) for pharmaceutical quality control laboratories of SEAR and other member countries by performing feasibility studies on specific tests or measurements.  
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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:
  HOLLOWAY Kathleen Anne
Phone:
  +91 11 43040314
Email:
  hollowayk@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