Medicines-Pharmacovigilance

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Numerous additional guidelines apply.  See especially: Ethics / Human rights / Patient safety / Short-term health missions

International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Pharmacovigilance: Ensuring the Safe Use of Medicines–WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines
    WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve Medication-Related Errors in 5 Years
  2. WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines Publications
  3. Promoting Rational Use of Medicines: Core Components–WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines
  4. WHO Pharmaceutical Products
  5. Safety of Medicines – A Guide to Detecting and Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions – Why Health Professionals Need to Take Action
  6. The Pursuit of Responsible Use of Medicines
  7. Joint FIP/WHO guidelines on good pharmacy practice: standards for quality of pharmacy services
    International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Website: Good Pharmacy Practice
  8. Antimicrobial resistance
    Antimicrobial resistance programs

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

I. FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION (FBO) OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. Best Practices in Global Health Missions (BPGHM)
Why Patients are at Much Greater Risk of Harm from Drugs in the Short-term Mission Setting
Harm from Drugs in Short-term Missions–Review of the Medical Literature

B. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC). Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Promoting rational use of medicines

C. MedicalMissions website
Pharmacovigilance in Healthcare Missions

II. SECULAR OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. The Lancet Global Health See especially:
Antimicrobials 2015
Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions 2013

B. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
Antibiotic Resistance — Problems, Progress, and Prospects 2014

Updated: Feb 2017