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WHO/UNICEF
Technical Briefing Seminar
 
on Essential Medicines Policies

Venue: WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Room M-105

Dates: 18 September-22 September 2006

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Briefing report

 

Monday 18 September 2006
Facilitators: Dr Richard Laing and
Dr Hans V. Hogerzeil 

Registration

08.45-09.00 

Room M-105, Annex M (1st floor)


Introduction

09.00-09.30

Welcome - Objectives of the Seminar 
Dr Hans V. Hogerzeil, Director PSM

 

09.30-10.15

 

Introduction of participants: Gallery of experts 
Dr Richard Laing

10.15-10.45

Coffee

10.45-11.00

Seminar overview and administration
Dr Shanthi Pal and Mrs Helen Tata

11.00-12.00

PSM and TCM roles and responsibilities in implementing the WHO Medicines Strategy 

Dr Hans Hogerzeil, Director PSM

PSM Strategic Direction 2006-2007

Dr Gilles Forte, TCM

TCM: Roles and responsibilities in implementing the WHO Medicines Strategy 2004-2007


Information Resources

12.00-12.30

Mr Claude Da Re, Mrs Kath Hurst, Mrs Christine Encrenaz and Mrs Daniela Bagozzi, Mrs Catherine Roch, Mr Thiago Miranda, Mr Jörg Hetzke

WHO Medicines Documentation Centre

 

WHO Essential Medicines Library

 

Information products: medicines

 

http://picasa.google.fr/Access to global health information

 

Online:

WHO Medicines Website: http://www.who.int/medicines/ 

WHO Medicines Publications and Documentation System: http://www.who.int/medicinedocs/ 

WHO Essential Medicines Library http://mednet3.who.int/EMLib/

WHO Bookshop: http://www.who.int/bookorders

12.30-14.00

Lunch


National Drug Policies  (Facilitator: Dr Richard Laing)

14.00-14.30

National Medicines Policies 
Dr Richard Laing, PSM/PAR

National Medicines Policies


Monitoring

14.30-15.30

Indicators on pharmaceutical situations
Dr Daisy Carandang, TCM/DAP

Using indicators to measure country pharmaceutical situations

15.30-15.45

Tea


Selection of Essential Medicines

15.45-17.15

Update 2005 WHO Model List of Essential Medicines Selection, evidence-based approach including harmonization of medicines lists for reproductive health
Dr Sue Hill, PSM/PAR

Selection of essential medicines

17.30-19.00

RECEPTION (Classic Cocktail) with PSM & TCM staff members (WHO Restaurant, Main Building )

Tuesday 19 September 2006

Top of page

What is Quality?  (Facilitator: Dr Richard Laing)

09.00-10.45

Medicine/Drug regulation and quality assurance 
WHO normative functions in the field of pharmaceuticals
 

Dr Lembit Rägo, PSM/QSM

    Dr Sabine Kopp, PSM/QSM  

Drug Regulation and Quality Assurance: - WHO normative functions in the field of pharmaceuticals

10.45-11-00

Coffee

 

  11.00-11.30

Dr Anna Padilla, PSM/QSD

11.30-12.30

Counterfeit issues and regulatory capacity
Dr Valerio Reggi (PSM/QSM) and Mr Alain Pratt (TCM)

  Impact: a WHO initiative to combat counterfeit medicines

 

Strengthening national drug regulatory capacity 

12.30-14.00

Lunch


Prequalification

14.00-15.30

Prequalification of essential medicines 
Dr Lembit Rägo, Dr Matthias Stahl, PSM/QSM

 

15.30-15.45

Tea


Traditional Medicine

15.45-17.00

International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) 
Dr Xiaorui Zhang, TCM/TRM

 

17.00-17.15

Sign up to choose Hot Topics for Thursday 21 September

Evening

Dinner, Geneva (Optional: all have to pay for themselves: sorry!)

Wednesday 20 September 2006

Top of page

What is Access? Panel Presentation and Discussion (Facilitator Dr Richard Laing)

09.00-11.30

Access framework, HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Dr Marthe Everard, PSM/PAR

Access to Essential Medicines

Dr Richard Laing for Mr Hugo Vrakking, GDF-TB

Securing timely access to quality, affordable TB drugs

Ms Elisabetta Molari, Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria

Dr Vincent Habiyambere, HTM/HIV

AMDS Contribution to the Technical Briefing Seminar

Mr Boniface Fundafunda (UNICEF-SD)

Access UNICEF

Dr Maryse Dugué, Malaria Medicines and Supplies Service

 

 

Mrs Helen Tata, TCM/MPM

 

10.30-10.45

Coffee

10.45-11.30

Discussion


Essential Medicines as a Human Right

11.30-12.30

Essential Medicines as a Human Right
Dr Hans Hogerzeil, Director PSM

Access to essential medicines as part of the fulfilment of the Right to Health

12.30-14.00

Lunch


Medicine Prices and Financing (Facilitator Dr Clive Ondari)

14.00-15.15

Medicine prices, WHO/NGO Price Survey Methodology
Dr Richard Laing, PSM/PAR
Dr Gilles Forte, TCM/DAP

Medicines prices: measurement and findings in countries

15.15-15.30

Tea


Safety

15.30-17.00

Pharmacovigilance: New challenges for WHO
Dr Mary Couper, Dr Shanthi Pal,  PSM/QSM

WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring : ensuring the safety of medicines

Thursday 21 September 2006

Top of page

Technical Collaboration with Regions and Countries (Facilitator: Ms Precious Matsoso)

09.00-09.30

WHO TCM strategy for working with and in countries
Mrs Precious Matsoso, Director, TCM 

 

09.30-10.45

Strategy for working with countries - regional and sub-regional perspective and experiences
Ms Nelly Marin, AMRO

Essential Medicines in the Americas: Regional and sub-regional perspective and experiences

10.45-11.00

Coffee

11.00-12.30

Strategy for working in countries - country perspective and experiences  
NPOs AFRO, AMRO, WPRO, Mrs Helen Tata, TCM

Evaluation and Monitoring of Country Implementation of Work: Addressing Common Problems

 

 

12.30-14.00

Lunch

Hot Topics (based on participants' interest)

Dr Guitelle Baghdadi, PAR
Dr Guitelle Baghdadi, PAR
Dr Raffaella Balocco, QSM
Dr Marther Everard, PAR

Mrs Helen Tata, TCM
Dr Sue Hill, PAR

Dr Vijay Thawani, India

Monitoring use of WHO name and logo in medicine promotion in India
Dr Richard Laing, PAR
 
Dr Robert Ogenyi, Botswana
Dr Gitanjali Batmanabane

Friday 22 September 2006
(Facilitator: Dr Hans V. Hogerzeil)

Top of page

Global Issues

09.00-10.00

 

Intellectual property rights, trade agreements and access to medicines:  WHO's mandate and strategy in the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement and the Doha Declaration.   
Dr German Velasquez, TCM

Trade, TRIPS and access to medicines

 


What is Rational Medicine Use?

10.00-12.30

Promoting rational medicine
Dr Kathleen Holloway, PSM/PAR

Rational Use of Drugs: an Overview

10.45-11.00

Coffee

12.30

Closure
Dr Hans V. Hogerzeil
Mrs Precious Matsoso

14.00

Additional time for sessions, individual appointments with TCM/PSM staff