WHO list of essential medicines

The WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines met in Geneva earlier this year. The revised, 14th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (in English) was posted on their web site shortly after.

French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese versions of the 14th Model List are available now at:

WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Launch of a new WHO Medicines web site

The Department of Technical Cooperation for Essential Drugs and Traditional Medicine and the Department of Medicines Policy and Standards are pleased to announce the launch of a new Medicines web site

WHO Medicines Policy and Standards

The site was developed following a User Survey conducted recently and we have benefited from the active input of colleagues within WHO and from partner organizations. It offers fresh content and includes a number of additional features and information resources. The site is structured according to WHO’s activities in the area of medicines, facilitating navigation and generally making it more user-friendly. Key features include:

  • Advanced Medicines and WHO Google site search
  • An expanded medicines “News and Events” section; and
  • Integrated web databases and on-line information retrieval.

Other important resources available on the site are:

Links to other websites are current at date of posting but not maintained.