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Israel joined PPRI

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The Ministry of Health joined the PPRI network in April 2012. PPRI now comprises of 40 countries.
For an overview see list of members

Utrecht Summer Course

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From 2 to 6 July 2012, the Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis Summer Course, organized by the Utrecht WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis, will take place. Further information at: http://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/index.php?type=courses&code=M7

Article about pharma pricing and reimbursement in the EU (in German)

Moldova joined PPRI

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The Moldavian Medicine Agencies joined the PPRI network in February 2012. PPRI now comprises of 39 countries.
For an overview see the "List of Members-Site".

Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR)

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The Second Global Symposium - Inclusion and Innovation Towards Universal Health Coverage, organized by WHO, will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2012 in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Call for abstracts now open. Further information at: http://www.hsr-symposium.org/

Pharma Profile about the Spanish pharmaceutical system published

Article about pharmaceutical policy measures in European countries in response to the crisis.

Final conclusions of the PPRI Conference published

WHO CC Website

One year after its designation, the WHO CC launched its website.

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The WHO Collaborating Centre launched its website designed as an information platform about pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies. It will serve as the major website on pharmaceutical policies at the Austrian Health Institute and will be constantly updated.

Piperska workshop on „The Managed Introduction of New Medicines” in Ljubljana, Slovenia 19-21 March 2012

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This course is primarily intended for healthcare professionals involved with decision-making for funding new drugs and/or managing their introduction in Europe. The attendees will be limited to 50 to aid active participation, with faculty members present throughout the three days. Download.

Sustaining and Implementing Universal Health Coverage Conference

The conference will take place at Università Bocconi on 10th February 2012

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The conference will take place at Università Bocconi on 10th February 2012. Four different perspectives Global Health & Development; Health Care Management; Health Systems Planning & Governance; Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology will be exposed and discussed during the Plenary and the Round Table sessions. The discussants are high level academics and prominent figures from all parts of the globe and all areas of health care (Policy, Management, Economics, Global and Public Health). Please find more information on the conference website: http://www.sdabocconi.it/en/universal_health_coverage/

Winter Meeting at WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis in Utrecht

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis invites to its winter meeting

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The WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis invites to its winter meeting on 5&6 January 2012 and calls for abstracts. The central theme of the first meeting day is "Methods to evaluate health technologies,including medical devices and pharmaceuticals". On the second day submitted abstracts will be presented and discussed in the morning (oral presentations) and during lunch (poster presentations). Please download the invitation and the details on the call for abstracts here.

PPRI Conference 2011

Vienna, 29/30 September

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The WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies is pleased to announce the PPRI Conference “Balancing pharmaceutical policies between equity and cost-containment – a critical discussion and lessons learned” in Vienna on 29/30 September 2011.

Main topics of the conference are:

  • pricing and reimbursement of medicines in the in- and out-patient sectors,
  • interface management of medicines, and
  • the rational use of medicines

from a global, international, European perspective.

Please download the PPRI 2011 conference folder.


Newsletter of the Health Economics Department

December 2010

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Please download the 1st newsletter in English version
Please download the 2nd newsletter in English version


WHO CC Launch Event

The Centre celebrated its designation

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The World Health Organization (WHO) established its third Collaborating Centre in Austria. The Health Economics Department of Gesundheit Österreich (GÖG) / Austrian Health Institute, was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies. On 20 September 2010 the official launch of the WHO CC was celebrated at the Austrian Health Institute with representatives of the World Health Organization (Kees de Joncheere, Prof. Richard Laing and Dr. Hans Hogerzeil).