World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO Country Office for India collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans in the area of Essential Medicines & Pharmaceuticals, including access, quality and safety of medicines and impact of intellectual property rights on public health.

World Health Organization is the United Nations' specialized technical agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works incollaboration with its member states. WHO's objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. Equitable access to essential medicines for priority diseases is one of the requirements for fulfilling the fundamental right to health. WHO's Medicines' Strategy is based on four key objectives: strengthening national medicines policy, improving access to essential medicines, the quality & safety of medicines, and rational use of medicines.

WHO's Medicines' Strategy is based on four key objectives: strengthening national medicines policy, improving access to essential medicines, the quality & safety of medicines, and rational use of medicines

Dr Henk Bekedam is the WHO Representative to India.

For more information, please see: http://www.searo.who.int/india/en/