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Main Current Initiatives:
The EU project has the following strategic objective:
- Pharmaceutical Policy: To provide evidence basis and to support the development and the monitoring of pharmaceutical policies
- Access and Innovation: To support the strengthening of integrated supply systems
- Quality and Regulation: To support the strengthening of core functions of NRAs and sub-regional regulatory framework
- Rational Use of Medicines: To support the strengthening of core-function of RUM
The project includes activities as follows:
- To coordinate with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) efforts to improve Pharmaceutical Policy, Medicines Supply, Medicines Regulation, rational use of medicines and Intellectual Property Legislation and Patents in Caribbean countries;
- To facilitate participation of Caribbean Countries in the PAHO/WHO Strategic Fund mechanism to facilitate access to medicines to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria;
- To support the Caribbean Procurement Supply Management Network (CARIPROSUM), composed by National Authorities responsible for Medicines Procurement and PAHO/WHO as technical secretariat; sharing information and harmonization of legislation, standards and procedures used by the Caribbean Procurement Authorities; to facilitate the implementation of the standard indicators of performance;
- To encourage and to support the Caribbean countries to participate in the evaluation of the Pharmaceutical situation (level I and II) and to provide feed back about the results to national counterparts.
- To support the strengthening of medicines regulation at sub-regional and national levels, facilitating the participation of Caribbean countries in the activities of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH) and to support them to implement the PANDRH recommendations related to: Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Clinical Practices, Drug Classification, Combat Drug Counterfeiting, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Registration, Good Laboratory Practices, traditional medicines
- To support Caribbean Pharmacovigilance Network (Vigicarib) composed by National Medicines Regulatority Authorities and focal points of Pharmacovigilance and PAHO/WHO as technical secretariat; sharing information and harmonization of legislation, standards and procedures and to encourage countries to report adverse drug reaction using the software Vigiflow;
- To support the introduction of core elements into the health courses and to support the strengthening of Pharmaceutical Education.
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