WHA60.16 - Progress in the Rational Use of Medicines. WHA Resolution; sixtieth World Health Assembly, 2007
(2007; 3 pages) [Arabic] [Chinese] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]


REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to strengthen the leadership and evidence-based advocacy role of WHO in promoting rational use of medicines;
  2. in collaboration with governments and civil society, to strengthen WHO’s technical support to Member States in their efforts to establish or strengthen, where appropriate, multidisciplinary national bodies for monitoring medicine use, and implementing national programmes for the rational use of medicines;
  3. to strengthen the coordination of international financial and technical support for rational use of medicines;
  4. to promote research, particularly on development of sustainable interventions for rational medicine use at all levels of the health sector, both public and private;
  5. to promote discussion among health authorities, professionals and patients on the rational use of medicines;
  6. to report to the Sixty-second World Health Assembly, and subsequently biennially, on progress achieved, problems encountered and further actions proposed in the implementation of WHO’s programmes to promote rational use of medicines.
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