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Thematic Guide: Essential medical products, vaccines, technologies

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Our thematic guide to internet resources leads you beyond the limits of the Medicus Mundi International Network. For MMI Network resources, please refer to our Essential medical products, vaccines, technologies main page. Any important resources missing? Or are you interested to take over the editing of this guide?  - Please let us know.

WHO departments

  • Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies
    Our vision is that people everywhere have access to the essential medicines they need; that the medicines are safe, effective and of assured quality; and that they are prescribed and used rationally.
  • Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
    "The mission of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals is the attainment of 'a world in which all people at risk are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases'."
  • Essential health technologies (EHT)
    "The Department has arisen out of what was formerly the Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology (BCT). The renaming of the department reflects the recognition that many other health technologies play equally important roles as blood transfusion in prevention and health care and so also deserve to be given priority."


  • The First Global Forum on Medical Devices
    Bangkok, 9-11 September 2010
  • Globalisation and Health Technology Assessment
    Singapore, 21-24 June 2009
    "The 6th Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) will focus on how globalisation will impact on the field of HTA, how HTA should develop to meet the needs of different parts of the world, and how HTAi will adapt to its role as a global organisation."

Access to medicines: thematic leaders

Civil society networks and campaigns

MMI Network members

Global initiatives and partnerships

Access to medicines: key resources

Access to medicines: recent papers



Health technology: thematic leaders

  • Global alliance on healthcare technology
  • Global harmonization task force (GHTF)
  • Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
  • International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)

Health technology: key resources

Health technology: recent papers



Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals: thematic leaders

  • GAVI Alliance
    GAVI (formerly The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) is a global health partnership between the private and public sectors, committed to the mission of saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.

Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals: key resources

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