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 storyGetting the best deal for patients – WHO/Europe builds national capacity in procuring medicines
To help Member States ensure sustainable access to affordable pharmaceuticals and medical devices, WHO/Europe organized 2 important training events in January and February 2018, both in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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- Meeting of Antimicrobial Medicine Consumption network
- Third summer school on pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies
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.