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 recognises 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.

WHODrug Koda is an automated coding engine developed in response to this need: it combines the use of artificial intelligence by machine learning, thorough and continual training of the engine, industry best practices, and UMC’s accumulated insights on drug coding.

Key features

Coding with WHODrug Koda in three

Watch the video below to find out how WHODrug Koda can save you a mountain of work, deliver near perfect results time after time, and slot seamlessly into your coding operation.

✓ Efficiency
✓ Quality and consistency
✓ Usability

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, which can be integrated in your existing coding tool or similar, or (2) an intuitive web application. Contact us to obtain a WHODrug Koda licence at subscription@who-umc.org.


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

Try WHODrug Koda

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


Last modified on: September 10, 2021