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The Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH) is an initiative of the national regulatory authorities within the Region, and PAHO, that supports the processes of pharmaceutical regulatory harmonization in the Americas, within the framework of national and sub-regional health policies and recognizing pre-existing asymmetries.


The Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization (PANDRH) created in 1999, and it has the following objectives:
• Strengthen the regulatory functions and systems of the countries of the Region
• Develop, approve and implement common proposals taking into account international guidelines and standards for regulatory convergence
• Develop core competencies aimed at supporting and strengthening good regulatory practices and regulatory science in the Member States
• Encourage the NRAs of the Region to develop and maintain well-structured organizations to achieve effective regulatory functions as an essential part of health systems.  Read more ...


The components of PANDRH are: the Pan American Conference on Drug Regulatory Harmonization (CPANDRH), the Steering Committee, the Secretariat, and the technical structures needed to implement projects in the agreed strategic areas...  Read more ...

Technical Work

The technical work of PANDRH support the implementation of the guidelines and decisions of the Pan American Conferences and Steering Committee through the development of projects in the areas identified as priorities by the Network.  Read more ...

Documents and publications

Since PANDRH was stablished, it has produced documents pursuant to PAHO Resolutions and based on the needs of the countries of the Americas, supporting regional technical cooperation initiatives to strengthen national regulatory capacities. Read more ...