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2013-03-30
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World Health Organisation (WHO) Update
19th Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines Meeting - 12th April 2013

The 19th Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines Meeting will take place at the World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva from Monday 8th to Friday 12th April 2013, during which the experts will be revising the 3rd Edition of the Essential Medicine List for Children. 

Further details of the Expert Committee are available at:

http://www.who.int/selection_medicines/committees/expert/19/en/index.html

WHO are also looking for more effective methods of distributing the next edition of the Model Formulary and one way which is being looked at is by having it available to download as a phone application. Currently the British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children are available for free downloads for United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) staff and available for a fee non UK NHS staff, please see this page -http://www.nice.org.uk/newsroom/news/FreeBNFPrescribingAppLaunches.jsp. The National Formulary of India is also available in this format.

Funding support will be vital for WHO to take this forward.