WHO pre-qualification programme website

When bulk purchasing quality medicines; info assessment reports (WHOPARs) and public inspection reports (WHOPIRs) to be used by regulatory authorities. The site also contains the list of prequalified medicines and QC laboratories.

Procurement, Quality Assurance

  • Sub-categories HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Reproductive health, TB
  • Commodities Medicines
  • Latest update Updated regularly
  • Version None
  • Developed by WHO/OMS
  • When to use When bulk purchasing quality medicines; info assessment reports (WHOPARs) and public inspection reports (WHOPIRs) to be used by regulatory authorities. The site also contains the list of prequalified medicines and QC laboratories.
  • Languages English
  • Level of use Central
  • Form Website
  • Amount of training / TA required None
  • Inputs & outputs Inputs: none. Outputs: Up-to-date information on WHO prequalified medicinal products, WHO prequalified QC laboratories, the status of product dossiers under assessment in the WHO Prequalification Programme, WHO Public Assessment Reports (WHOPAR) and WHO Public Inspection Reports (WHOPIR). The website contains links to WHO's diagnostics and vaccines prequalifcation programmes as well.
  • Cost Free
  • Advantages On-going assessment procedure of products and manufacturer sites, including initial assessment (prequalification), on-going monitoring, and re-qualification. Model procedure for national regulatory authorities.
  • Limitations Prequalification of only newly marketed essential medicines or products where information and knowledge on quality, safety and efficacy is not well known yet and which are difficult to source for HIV, AIDS, TB, malaria and reproductive health.
  • Availability http://apps.who.int/prequal/
  • Remarks None
  • Contact prequal@who.int
  • Submission date 2010-07-06 16:32:04