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CIP Network


The World Health Organization (WHO) has established a new WHO network for regulatory systems strengthening (RSS), called the Coalition of Interested Parties (CIP), to establish and promote a unified, strategic and coordinated approach to national and regional RSS, with a view to enhancing access to safe, effective and quality medical products. 

The WHO CIP Network aims to increase the effectiveness of collective efforts and desired impact in countries and regions thereby contributing to the implementation of Resolution WHA67.20  as well as the common objectives of the CIP participants.  The nature and scope of collaboration among relevant CIP participants in a particular country or region will be guided by the WHO five-step capacity building model that has been developed based on the Resolution WHA67.20.  

The CIP is a voluntary collaborative mechanism and will operate within and according to the Terms of Reference (TOR) that have been developed in accordance with WHO’s policies, procedures and practices including a Framework of engagement with non-State actors (FENSA).

As used in these TORs, “medical products” include medicines, vaccines, blood and blood products and medical devices, including diagnostics.