WHODrug Koda – the coding engine

WHODrug Koda is an automated coding service custom-built by UMC. The service is specifically designed for increasing the efficiency, consistency and quality of drug coding, with the end goal of safer use of medicines.

UMC recognizes that the vital activity of drug coding can be both challenging and time consuming. The ever-expanding number of drugs available on the global market will increase the need for automated services for drug coding. We are therefore delighted to have introduced a new automated coding engine: WHODrug Koda.

Key features

How to access WHODrug Koda

The service is available as an add-on to an existing WHODrug Global subscription and is provided as: (1) an API service, which can be integrated in your existing coding tool or similar, or (2) an intuitive web application. Contact us to obtain a WHODrug Koda license at subscription@who-umc.org.


1) Access the Koda API service. The following software systems and related vendors within the WHODrug Vendor Programme have announced compatibility with the WHODrug Koda API:

2) Try the WHODrug Koda web application. All users of WHODrug are invited to try the WHODrug Koda web application for a limited number of terms (200). The trial application is accessible via the link below or the UMC toolbox.

Try WHODrug Koda

WHODrug Koda Newsletter

Do you want to receive updates about WHODrug Koda? Please sign up for our WHODrug Koda Newsletter here and be one of the first to receive the latest news. 

For more information please contact us at WHODrug@who-umc.org.


Last modified on: September 16, 2020