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Regional Harmonizations

With the increasing demands of pharmacovigilance and new regulations, it is imperative that various regions of the world gather to form a common platform to regulate healthcare products in general.


Africa - African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) : Biotechnology and Biodiversity policy harmonization efforts

Africa--WAHO: West African Health Organization : The objective of the West African Health Organisation shall be the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health of the peoples in the sub-region through the harmonisation of the policies of the Member States, pooling of resources, and cooperation with one another and with others for a collective and strategic combat against the health problems of the sub-region.

Africa-SADC- Harmonization of Seed Regulations : Meeting of Permanent Secretaries of Agriculture on Harmonization of Seed Regulations.

Africa: AVCASA : Association of Veterinary and Crop Associations of South Africa (AVCASA)was established in 1958 to represent companies involved in the crop protection and animal health products industry in South Africa.

Africa: COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ) : Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa: ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) : The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was created on May 28, 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria. ECOWAS was established to promote cooperation and integration in order to create an economic and monetary union for promoting economic growth and development in West Africa.

Africa: IFAH : National Association representing nearly all companies involved in the crop protection and animal health products industry in South Africa

Africa: SADC (Southern African Development Community) : The Declaration and Treaty establishing the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was signed at the Summit of Heads of State or Government on July 17, 1992, in Windhoek, Namibia, with the main aim of coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on the then apartheid South Africa. SADC replaced the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), in existence since 1980. SADC headquaters is in Garbarone, Namibia.

Andean Community : The Andean Community is a subregional organization endowed with an international legal status, which is made up of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela and the bodies and institutions comprising the Andean Integration System (AIS).

Asia Pacific: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) : The overall objective of this project is to establish an APEC network of pharmaceutical regulatory science for solving common problems and for better mutual understanding on new drug regulatory issues.

Asia Pacific: IFAH : IFAH is represented in Asia/Pacific by AGCARM (New Zealand Association for Animal Health and Crop Protection), ASOHI (Indonesian Veterinary Drugs Association), AVCARE (National Association for Crop Production and Animal Health), JVPA (Japan Veterinary Pharmaceutical Association) and KAHPA (Korea Animal Health Products Association).

Countries of The Americas: PAHO (Pan-American Health Orginization) : Regional Harmonization Efforts in Latin America

Countries of The Americas: PANDRH (Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization ) : Documents that support the development of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization are presented (PANDRH) here.

EMEA General Information : Includes structure, committees and press releases.

EMEA Presubmissions : Human Medicines - EMEA Pre-Submission Procedural Advice. Questions and Answers.

Europe: IFAH :

North America: IFAH :

South and Central America: IFAH : IFAH is represented in Central & South America by CAPROVE,FILASA,INFARVET and SINDAN. Click on the map to access their information.