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 storyNew WHO/Europe report offers policy options to reduce out-of-pocket payments for medicines in Kyrgyzstan
A new WHO/Europe report examines the causes of high out-of-pocket payments for prescription drugs in Kyrgyzstan and presents ways to address the problem through policy reform.
- Policy dialogue in Kyrgyzstan addresses imminent regulation of health technologies
- Strengthening countries’ pharmaceutical systems: a year in review
- The 2016 annual report of Health Technologies and Pharmaceuticals is online
- 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices
- Annual course in Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical/Defined Daily Dose (ATC/DDD)
- Meeting of Antimicrobial Medicine Consumption (AMC) network
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
National policies on medicines cover all aspects, including manufacturing, patenting, prescribing, regulation, taxation and pricing.