MoU between JSS Colleges of Pharmacy and Uppsala Monitoring Centre
JSS University has signed a MoU with WHO International Drug Monitoring Programme located at Uppsala, Sweden to establish a strategic framework for collaboration to conduct training programmes for capacity building in Pharmacovigilance for the Asia region.
Through the collaboration, periodic training courses will be offered including education on the scientific principles of Pharmacovigilance and training on practices in Pharmacovigilance based on global experiences adapted to local needs of the national Pharmacovigilance systems in the region and will emphasize the importance of compliance with global standards.
Partha Gurumurthy, Dean of the JSS College of Pharmacy, spent a week at the UMC in May 2014, at which the Memorandum was agreed. During his stay he also discussed principles of signal analysis with the UMC signal review team, particularly as relevant to low-and middle-income countries. The optimal use of UMC data analysis tools in supporting the Indian national process for signal analysis was considered in detail.Professor Parthasarathi also delivered a ‘rapid-fire’ presentation at the UMC risk conference, focusing on risk factors making the elderly population in India particularly vulnerable to medicine-related harm.