Operations Report: Technical Working Groups of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH)
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The Technical Working Groups of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH) were created for the purpose of: Developing harmonization proposals on priority topics in the area of pharmaceutical regulation; developing diagnostic studies; identifying technical differences among the countries and formulating harmonization proposals and plans for cooperation among the countries on priority topics in each of the Working Groups’ areas; following up on recommendations proposed and approved at CPANDRH events, as they apply to each Working Group at both the regional and national levels; preparing a work plan for approval by PANDRH’s Steering Committee; designing training proposals and monitoring the implementation of the corresponding pilot projects; developing educational materials identified as necessary to enable better understanding and implementation of proposals; providing direct advisory services coordinated by the Secretariat in order to assist countries in disseminating, training for, and implementing proposals approved by PANDRH’s Steering Committee; keeping the national focal points (not represented in the Working Groups) informed of progress made in the work plan and continually urging the countries in each subregion to participate in the network. This report is meant to serve as input for PANDRH’s Steering Committee decision on the Working Groups’ continued operations and on restructuring the governance model to guarantee network flexibility and efficiency.
Category of PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019
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