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 storyCommunity pharmacists are key players in COVID-19 response and must stay up-to-date on guidance
Those dispensing medicines to the general public should know what steps to take if they suspect or see signs of COVID-19. This is one of the key recommendations in a series of new technical guidelines created by WHO/Europe.
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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.