The Second meeting of Heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs) held on September 05-07, 2022 in Istanbul, Türkiye. Mr. Asim Rauf, CEO DRAP and Dr. Obaidullah, Director, DRAP represented Pakistan in the meeting.
More than 40 member states participated in the meeting and adopted OIC Action Plan to promote collaboration among OIC NMRAs for access to safe, effective and quality medicines and vaccines in OIC Member States, 2022-2024.
The Action Plan includes eight objectives, among others, to strengthen cooperation and networking among NMRAs in OIC Member States, to develop the capacity of human resources and to establish and strengthen regional and sub-regional harmonization and networking among OIC countries.
The Meeting also adopted Istanbul Declaration, which included the recognizing of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.