Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP)
Our vision is that people everywhere have access to the essential medicines and health products they need; that the medicines and health products are safe, effective and of assured quality; and that medicines are prescribed and used rationally and that medical devices are used and managed effectively.
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31 January 2014
WHO is issuing this call for preliminary expression of interest, to gauge the level of interest from academic or private organizations in exploring — jointly with WHO — potential innovative and sustainable financing options for WHO prequalification of medical technologies and supporting regulatory activities.
20 December 2013
A new setting for the work on Medicines and other Health Technologies at the World Health Organization’s Headquarters in Geneva.
Over the last few months the Essential Medicines and Health products (EMP) department has gone through a reorganization to better address priority areas, achieve synergies, concentrate resources, and streamline operations, in line with the WHO programme of reform.