Utrecht/WHO Collaborating Centre for

Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation

August 1st, 2018

Summer Course Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis (in collaboration with WHO)

From 9-13 July 2018 we had another successful summer course on pharmaceutical policy analysis in collaboration with WHO. We had participants from many different nationalities, all coming from different sectors within the area of pharmaceutical policy.

Highlights of the course were the thesis defence of Raymond Tetteh (Korle-Bu Teaching Hospita) on ‘The use and safety of antiretroviral medicines – lessons from Ghana’.

A link to his thesis can be found here. Following the thesis defence we had an interesting policy and politics forum on regulatory system strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa with Luther Gwaza (WHO/MCAZ), Remco de Vrueh (Lygature), Alex Dodoo (GSA) and Bert Leufkens (UU). We also got insights from the new appointed director of the medicines evaluation board in the Netherlands, Ton de Boer, from the first 300 days that he spend as a regulator. On the last day the participants presented interesting study protocols to perform research within the pharmaceutical policy arena.

We would like to thank all the participants and lecturers for their valuable contribution to this course!