Announcement of opening of the WHO EML application period (for the 2019 update)

2 June, 2018

the message below is forwarded from the E-Drug forum

Announcement of opening of the WHO EML application period (for the 2019 update)

E-DRUG: Application period now open for WHO Essential Medicines List 2019 update

The 22nd WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines will meet in Geneva, Switzerland from 1 to 5 April 2019 to consider applications seeking inclusion, changes to or removal of medicines on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) including Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc).

The WHO EML Secretariat has now opened the application period for the 2019 update of the EML and EMLc. The application period will remain open from 1 June until 7 December 2018.

All applications received will be checked for quality and completeness and published on the WHO EML webpage as soon as they are accepted by the Secretariat. This will increase the visibility of applications received and enhance the possibility for interested parties to comment on them.

Information for applicants is available on the WHO EML webpage at:

Applications, questions and requests for information should be sent to the Secretary of the Expert Committee, Dr Nicola Magrini, via email to

We would be glad to engage early with applicants and to give feedback on how to improve and finalize their applications.


Nicola Magrini, MD

Nicola Magrini, MD


Secretary of the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines

Innovation, Access and Use (IAU)

Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP)

Health Systems and Innovation (HIS)

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

MAGRINI, Nicola <>


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