The EuroPharm Forum and the WHO Regional Office for Europe renewed the memorandum of understanding
signing ceremony in Copenhagen on 8 March 2012, Regional Director Zsuzsanna Jakab met with EuroPharm Forum President Dick Tromp to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It is the second MoU between the two organisations as the first was signed in 2009. The Executive Committee of the EuroPharm Forum considers this an important milestone.
The important element of the 2012 MoU is the agreement to develop a common plan of action in the area of Non-Communicable Diseases as well as in the area of antimicrobial resistance. Based on Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP), the actions will be focused on implementation in order to improve patient outcomes.
At the signing, Regional Director Zsuzsanna Jakab praised the close relationship with the EuroPharm Forum and emphasised that the pharmaceutical area is among the most developing areas in health care. EuroPharm Forum President Dick Tromp highlighted the important documents the WHO develops, with a special emphasis on Health 2020 and the Tallinn document on Health systems. He communicated his satisfaction that the Forum had been consulted about these documents.
Present at the signing ceremony were (from left to right) Manager Nina Sautenkova, Pharmaceutical Policy, Director Hans Kluge, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, WHO Regional Director Zsuzsanna Jakab, EuroPharm Forum President Th(Dick)FJ Tromp, Professional Secretary Kirsten Holme, EuroPharm Forum, and Programme Assistant Lisbeth Linhardt, Pharmaceutical Policy.
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