NRAI Gets Highest WHO Ratings for Vaccine Regulations

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India՚s vaccine regulatory body NRAI (National Regulatory Authority of India) was given maximum ratings by World Health Organisation (WHO) for vaccine regulations. WHO led team of international experts from several countries came to this conclusion at end.

NRAI Gets Highest WHO Ratings


  • WHO completed assessment of status of Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool and measured maturity of system in India.
  • Assessment has been done in respect of 9 different functionalities by a WHO team comprising lead experts in different areas.
  • Out of them, 9 functions have met the ‘Level 4’ standards, while remaining 5 functions have met the ‘Level 3’ standards.
  • Maturity level 4 indicates good results and sustained improvement trends.
  • Level 3 reflects systematic process based approach, early stage of systematic improvements.
  • India is one of main players in pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
  • India is currently supplying several vaccines to the UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO and PAHO) .

About World Health Organization

  • Formation: 7 April 1948; 68 years ago
  • Type: Specialized agency of the United Nations
  • Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
  • Head: Margaret Chan, Director General
  • Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Its priorities include followings
    • communicable diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis;
    • Mitigation of effects of non-communicable diseases;
    • sexual and reproductive health, development, and aging;
    • nutrition, food security and healthy eating;
    • occupational health;
    • substance abuse;
    • driving development of reporting, publications, and networking
Priorities of World Health Organization

About National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI)

NRAI comprises Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) , State Drug Regulatory Authorities, Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) and Pharmaco-vigilance Programme of India (PvPI) structures at Central and States levels.

National Regulatory Authority of India

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