MEETING MINUTES on possible future collaboration between World Health Organization (WHO) and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
May 26, 2023
A steady step toward strengthening collaboration between WHO and PMDA for regulatory capacity building in Asian region
The representatives from both WHO and PMDA met face to face on 5 April 2023 to have a dialogue for strengthening collaboration between WHO and PMDA for regulatory capacity building in Asian Region, which is in line with the World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 67.20 on regulatory system strengthening (RSS) for medical products and the activities of PMDA’s Asia Training Center for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs (PMDA-ATC) that provides training for the regulators in Asian region, practically from ASEAN countries, aiming to contribute to universal health coverage in Asia.
Whilst PMDA and WHO have a long-standing good working relationship, this meeting marked a steady step forward in strengthening cooperation to enhance regulatory capacity in the Asian region, taking advantages of PMDA-ATC. The points for enhanced cooperation will include:
From left to right, Dr. Daisuke Tanaka (International Coordination Officer, Office of Planning and Operations), Dr. Hirofumi Suzuki (Principal Inspector, Office of Manufacturing Quality for Drugs), Mr. Shinobu Uzu (Senior Executive Director and Head of International Programs), Mr. Hiiti B. Sillo (Unit Head, Regulation and Safety, WHO), Dr. Samvel Azatyan (Team Lead, Regulatory Convergence and Networks & Team Lead a.i., Facilitated Product Introduction, WHO) , Dr. Kentaro Hara (Division Director, Office of Manufacturing Quality for Drugs)
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