Essential medicines selection

Review Committees for updating the Interagency Emergency Health Kit

The process for revision of the content of the Interagency Emergency Health Kit had been formalized in 2006, and is published in the WHO Technical Report of the 2007 Meeting of the WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines:

An inaugural meeting of the Review Committee took place in July 2008. During this meeting, guidelines for operationalizing the endorsed process were developed, and the membership of the next committee and a timeline for the development of 2010 version of the IEHK were agreed.

The deadline for submissions for change to the content of the kit was 16 January 2009. Two meetings of the IEHK Review Committee took place in 2009: from 10 to 12 March and from 23 to 26 June.

The Secretary of the Review Committee for Updating the Interagency Emergency Health Kit
Medicine Access and Rational Use (MAR)
Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies (EMP)
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

Fax: +41 22 791 4167

Any questions, public comments, including letters of support on the applications may be submitted to: medicinesupply@who.int

Contact: emlsecretariat@who.int

Policy, Access and Use (PAU)

20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27