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II Workshop on Medicines Regulation in the Caribbean: “Strengthening of National Medicines Regulation Authorities”

Barbados, September 8-9, 2009

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Main Obective:

To strengthen mechanisms of collaboration and harmonization of regulation of medicines in the Caribbean

Specific Objectives:

-To establish priorities and to design strategies for strengthening and harmonizing the regulation of medicines in the Caribbean in the context of the essential public health functions,
-To share the outcomes of surveys related to pharmaceutical situation and the assessment of national regulatory authorities in the Caribbean;
-To design and discuss mechanisms of communication and collaboration among regulatory authorities.
-To identify the possible common legal framework, guidelines and technical documents for strengthening essential regulatory functions;
-To discuss possibilities to strengthening the Human Resource capacity for regulation of medicines.

Participants:

14 Caribbean countries, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (OECS/PPS) and experts from SECMED (Cuba), National Medicines, Food and Medical Technology Authority (ANMAT-Argentina), The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA-Brasil) and The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA-United States).

Presentations:

 

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