Office of International Programs (OIP) orchestrates PMDA's international activities to advance the Agency's mission to promote public health and safety of the Japanese.
2. Guiding Principles
OIP is committed to
- maximizing effectiveness of PMDA's total international activities,
- ensuring that PMDA's international responsibilities are fulfilled,
- collaborating closely with the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare to act united as Japan's drug regulatory authority in the international arena, and
- cooperating with the counterpart agencies in order to promote international harmonization and leverage resources.
3. Roles and Organization
- Office of International Programs (OIP) is representing PMDA in the Agency's bilateral relations with other countries' regulatory authorities.
- OIP is PMDA's focal point of communications, such as sharing of public and non-public information, with foreign counterparts and international organizations around the world.
- OIP is promoting international regulatory harmonization.
- OIP consists of Division of Planning and Coordination (DPC), and Division of Regulatory Cooperation (DRC).
- DPC mainly deals with planning as well as public relations of PMDA's international activities, promotion of personnel exchanges, and organizing international meetings sponsored by PMDA.
- DRC's main responsibilities lie in managing relationship between PMDA and other countries' regulatory authorities as well as international organizations. DRC is PMDA's principal contact point with these.