The OIC General Secretariat and the National Agency of Drug and Food Control of the Republic of Indonesia (BADAN POM RI), on 9 September 2018 at the OIC General Secretariat, signed the Organisational and Technical Arrangements Agreement (OTA) for the First Meeting, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Ir. Penny K. Lukito, Chairperson of BADAN POM RI and H. E. Amb. Muhammad Naeem Khan, Assistant Secretary General for Science and Technology.
The two-day Meeting of Heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities will be the first of its kind to be organised by the OIC. The overall objective of the Meeting is to promote effective regulation in the OIC Member States in order to ensure that medicines used by people in the region are safe, efficacious and of good quality.
The meeting will also discuss the medicine regulation situation in OIC Member States and identify strengths and weaknesses, priority problems and solutions. It will also create a platform for NMRAs from OIC Member States to exchange views, experiences and best practices; and discuss appropriate strategies to expedite self-reliance in the production and access of assured quality, safe, and efficacious medicines as well as vaccines.