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External Quality Control Program of Official Laboratories for Control of Medicines

This is a control program to evaluate the performance of the official laboratories for control of medicines developed by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) since December 2001, with the assistance of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).


  • Strengthening the performance in quality control tests;
  • Increase communication and exchange of information;
  • Harmonize methodologies to facilitate the acceptance/recognition among countries of the validity of the results obtained.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 00:38

Phase 1: Diagnostic study of the laboratories

What do we do in Phase 1?

Phase 2: Performance Evaluation

What do we do in Phase 2?

Phase 3: Training of human resources

What do we do in Phase 3?

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