On August 26 – 30, 2019, WHO EURO conducted a technical assistance mission and two-days’ workshop on the regulatory system strengthening and implementation of Good Regulatory Practices, assistance in implementation of the WHO Collaborative Registration Procedures (CRP). The TA mission and the workshop took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan as one of the activities planned in TB-REP 2.0. It was designed based on the WHO EURO approaches to support National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) in planning a roadmap for the NRA in institutional development. During five-day, intensive technical discussion issues on Good Regulatory Practices, regulation from the prospective of systematic approaches, marketing authorization, inspection and quality control, were raised and space for improvement identified. Workshop participants agreed on comprehensive approaches to ensure quality of products for timely access to TB medicines through active collaboration of TB, HIV/AIDS, Hep treatment and national immunization programs with the NRA. Main objectives of the workshop were:
1. to inform the national programmes (TB, HIV/AIDS, Hep, EPI manager) about the CRP and its implementation in Uzbekistan and ask for their cooperation and assistance in timely marketing authoritarian (MA) of the products needed
2. To conduct a simulation of the MA with the NRA and HQ colleagues to accelerate CRP implementation.
3. The role of inspection function in regulation was emphasized in order to strengthen assurance of the quality of products produced or/and imported to the country.