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Welcome to the website of the Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH), an open-access peer-reviewed monthly journal, published as the flagship scientific and technical periodical publication by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), headquartered in Washington, D.C., the United States of America.

The Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), is accepting submissions for a special issue to be published by the end of 2015 with the support of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Health regulation is regarded as one of public health’s basic functions. Effective regulation of medicines promotes and protects the public’s health by guaranteeing medicines quality, safety, and efficacy; promoting the adequate manufacture, storage, and distribution of medicines;facilitating the fight against substandard, spurious, falsely-labeled,  falsified, or counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products; providing the necessary information to health professionals and patients so they can use medicines rationally; and ensuring that access to medicines is not hindered by inefficient regulatory frameworks. Developing a national regulatory system is, hence, a critical component of a national health system. PAHO/WHO Member States have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening regional regulatory capacities for health technologies at PAHO’s 50th Directing Council in 2010 when they endorsed the Resolution CD50.R9 “Strengthening National Regulatory Authorities for Medicines and Biologicals”.

This issue of the Journal aims at highlighting the progress and remaining challenges that the Region faces in ensuring access to safe, efficacious and quality-assured medical products. Key topics include Core Regulatory Functions and Innovative Operating Models; Competencies in Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Sciences; Harmonization, Convergence, Cooperation and Exchange of Experiences, and Reliance; and Investment Case for Regulatory Systems Strengthening.

Contributions include original research papers, systematic reviews, opinion and analysis,special reports, or brief communications. Articles may be submitted in Spanish,English, or Portuguese. Authors should follow the instructions for authors; the cover letter must indicate that the paper is being submitted for the special issue on Strenghtening of Regulatory Systems for Medicines and other Technologies in the Region of the Americas”.

Deadline: 30 January 2015.

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