Health technologies and medicines
WHO/Europe supports countries in their development of policies and guidance for responsible selection and use of medicines and medical products. Work is performed throughout the WHO European Region, networking with countries and providing them direct technical assistance and support. The focus is on supporting Member States to improve access to quality, affordable essential medicines and their responsible use.Read more about health technologies and medicines
Top storyMember States adopt decision to strengthen collaboration on improving access to medicines
On 13 September 2017, at the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe held in Budapest, Hungary, countries adopted a decision to strengthen collaboration to improve access to quality, affordable medicines.
- WHO releases 2 new reports on substandard and falsified medicines
- Training supports Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in increasing access to lower-priced medicines
- WHO/Europe takes steps for better regulation of medical devices in the Region
WHO/Europe works with countries to help them ensure that people have equitable access to affordable medicines of assured quality, and that medicine will be prescribed and used appropriately.Read more about WHO/Europe’s work on medicines
Technology is used in all types of health facilities, plays a major role in contemporary health care systems and contributes directly to the quality of patient care.Read more about health technologies
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National policies on medicines cover all aspects, including manufacturing, patenting, prescribing, regulation, taxation and pricing.