Welcome to Uppsala Monitoring Centre!



A global culture of patient safety

Our ambition is to help make the world a better place for patients and their communities. Whether you are citizen, patient, scientist or professional, we hope you’ll find something interesting and useful to you on the site. We’re always pleased to hear from you; contact us here




Working for a better world 

Our team is dedicated to helping achieve the safer use of medicines for patients everywhere, through the science known as pharmacovigilance. We are an independent, not-for-profit foundation, a centre for international scientific research, based in Sweden – closely associated with WHO, since 1978. 




Safer use of medicines

Here you’ll find material for those involved in the clinical, regulatory, technical and scientific aspects of the safer use of medicines, for UMC customers, for patients, for members of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring and – we hope – for everyone.




WHO Programme members

Currently, 136 countries are full members of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring. Click on a country to see its membership status, date of joining and the name of the national pharmacovigilance centre or authority.

Dark blue: Full member  Light blue: Associate member White: Non-member


*This map is an approximation of actual country borders.