15th Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines


Outcomes of the meeting: 


15th list TRS 946

Geneva, 19-23 March 2007

The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines has been updated every two years since 1977. The current version -- the 14th list --dates from March 2005.  It contains 306 medicines.


Applications for inclusion, change or deletion of a medicine in the next Model List of Essential Medicines should be sent to the Secretary of the Committee whose address is below before 15 October 2006. Please note that all applications will be posted on the website for public comment and review no later than 1 November 2006.

Public comments, including letters of support on the applications may be submitted to: emlsecretariat@who.int.

All comments will also be published on the web.

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Adults Paediatrics Policy items Expert reviews Late papers


Background information:

Open session agenda   [French version]

Comments on the draft agenda items are welcomed, especially on the applications for addition, change or deletion of medicines relating to the Model List.  Please contact:

The Secretary of the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines

Policy, Access and Rational Use

Department of Medicines Policy and Standards (PSM)
Health Technology & Pharmaceuticals

World Health Organization

20 Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27


Please note that comments cannot be accepted after 31 January 2007 due to the large number of medicines to be reviewed and the need to prepare for the Committee Meeting.






Expert reviews


Other correspondence related to medicines


Late papers


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