WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations
TRS 986 - Forty-eighth report
The Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical The WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations met in Geneva from 14 to 18 October 2013. Dr M.-P. Kieny, Assistant Director- General of Health Systems and Innovation at the World Health Organization (WHO), welcomed participants on behalf of the Director-General. Dr Kieny thanked the experts for their valuable contributions to the work of WHO, noting that standard-setting continues to be a pillar of WHO's activities and priorities and that the Expert Committee structure is the backbone of WHO's standard- setting process. She stressed that the numerous and practical outputs emanating from the Expert Committee, developed as international guidelines and ready for implementation, enable countries to move forward towards their goals of universal health coverage, including access to safe quality medical products for their people.