Posted on July 27, 2018

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), recently organised a training course on 'Evaluation of Bioequivalence Studies for Pharmaceuticals and Related Statistics' for 20 pharmacists and chemists working in the Drug Registration and Pricing Sections and the Drug Quality Control Laboratory.

The session aimed to increase and activate cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization in the field of control and inspection of bioequivalence centres in Qatar. The course also aimed to refine the expertise and skills of pharmacists and chemists to implement self-sufficiency programmes in the field of pharmaceuticals.

Dr Aisha Ibrahim al Ansari, director of Pharmacy and Drug Control Department at the Ministry of Public Health, said the training course represented a practical example of fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization in various fields of health. She added that the ministry is keen to organise several training courses and workshops for pharmacists, and chemists in cooperation with the World Health Organization and relevant international bodies and organisations to raise the scientific competence related to bioequivalence studies (clinical, laboratory and statistical).

Dr Ansari said, during the course, Dr Manish S Yadav, a WHO expert in the field of bioequivalence studies, identified the latest technical and scientific requirements for bioequivalence studies by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and regulatory authorities in many countries around the world.

source: Qatar Tribune

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