WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES)

Transitioning pesticide evaluation from WHOPES to PQ

Over a 3-year transition process starting October 2015, pesticide evaluation will move to the WHO Prequalification Team (PQ) to harmonize evaluation processes for all product assessment streams such as medicines, vaccines and diagnostics.

WHOPES will continue to coordinate and supervise the testing of pesticide products for any trials that are in process or for products accepted into WHOPES before October 2016. WHOPES will organize the last Working Group meeting during the first quarter of 2017. Thereafter, any data generated from pesticide trials will be assessed by PQ under the new vector control product assessment team. WHOPES will continue providing technical support to PQ for pre-submission guidance and trial supervision and assessment of efficacy data as long as such support is needed for a successful transition.

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