Medicine Information Systems


The WHO Departments for Medicine collaborate with its global partners on pharmaceutical information management and support development and strengthening of technical information systems in areas such as

  • Norms, standards and teminologies for safety and quality control
  • Medicines legislation, regulatory control and intelligence
  • Publishing of safety and regulatory alerts
  • International non-proprietary names
  • Prequalified medicines
  • Supply of medicines
  • Quantification and rational use of medicines
  • Selection of essential medicines and Treatment model formulary
  • Laboratory control

Some of the more specialized information systems are used for managing:
Acceptability of product data
Adverse event reporting
Applications for approvals
Certification scheme
Electronic submissions
Individual country requirements
Intellectual property
Model formulary and Treatment guidelines
Post-marketing surveillance
Price monitoring
Procurement and warehouse management
Site inspections

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Contact:  Mr Jörg Hetzke
Medicines and Health Technology Information Management
Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals (HTP)
WHO Geneva