Part of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program’s mission is to provide science-based quality assurance tools, data, and knowledge resources that can be translated by users into policies, decisions, and actions that advance medicines quality in their countries. We are committed to providing resources that can enhance and strengthen our stakeholders’ capabilities to meet their objectives and perform better.

Inventory of Technical Resources

A comprehensive, linked inventory of all technical resources produced by the PQM since 2009. This inventory consists of four main chapters that span the PQM program’s primary technical areas: regulatory systems strengthening, manufacturing, laboratory strengthening, and quality surveillance. These chapters are preceded by a section of resources that introduce the project and its intervention zone, and are followed by a collection of resources that cut across multiple themes.

Technical Documents

PQM reports detailing the technical approaches, techniques, and guidance documents used to support its work to strengthen medicines quality assurance systems in low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Articles

PQM contributes to the world’s body of peer-reviewed literature on pharmaceutical quality assurance, and country-level, systems-strengthening interventions to improve health in low- and middle-income countries. Links to online publications of selected articles are provided in this section.

Fact Sheets

These documents provide general background information on PQM’s core activities, issues, selected projects, and work areas.

Conference Presentations

PQM shares its expertise and experiences through presentations at relevant conferences and meetings. Links to summaries and slides from these presentations are provided in this section.

Medicines Quality Database

View detailed test results of medicines evaluated through PQM-supported Medicines Quality Monitoring (MQM) activities in 17 countries around the world.

Product Information Reports (PIRs)

These documents provide critical technical information and guidance on the manufacture of medicines that are of global public health importance. Each PIR synthesizes available physiochemical, pharmacokinetic, toxicological, and other information for a given product and analyzes key manufacturing challenges.