Communication in pharmacovigilance

Safer use of medicines depends on everyone’s constant awareness and vigilance. We must reach out to help and influence them.

Raising awareness

UMC is committed to helping member countries of the WHO Programme achieve strong and effective communications in pharmacovigilance and patient safety. If patients are not aware of adverse effects and do not communicate them, and if health professionals do not record and report them, then hope for the safer use of medicines is diminished. While member countries carry the primary responsibility for direct communication with their own people, UMC provides tools and support, ideas, training and creative materials.

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  • Take&Tell

    A catchy campaign to raise awareness among the public. Take&Tell is free of charge for all to use.

  • Drugs and Bugs

    An illustrated children's book about medicines and the risky bugs in the environment

    Drugs and Bugs
  • Annie & Mac

    Children will love to learn about safer use of medicine with this comic

    Annie & Mac's Adventures

Featured Story

This page highlights a feature from the WHO Programme network. Sharing and learning from others' experiences strengthens the pharmacovigilance community and its accumulated knowledge. Every contribution is a source of inspiration in the endeavour to raise awareness around the globe.