A regional PPRI network for countries of the former Soviet Union, the so-called CIS+ PPRI network, has been established. This network is coordinated by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information at the Pharmacoeconomics Department and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Members of this network are representatives of public authorities in the field of medicines (particularly related to pricing, procurement and funding) in the Central Asian countries in the WHO European region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan (note: not all countries within the CIS+ PPRI network are formally members of the CIS: Turkmenistan is an associate member and Georgia and Ukraine withdrew their participation). Nevertheless, the name was retained for simplification purposes. Some members of the CIS+ PPRI network are also members of the large core PPRI network.
The CIS+ PPRI network started in 2017, with a meeting in Chisinau (Moldova) in June 2017. Working language is Russian. PPR tools have been translated and adapted to the needs of the CIS+ PPRI network.
Activities and deliverables:
- Annual CIS+ PPRI network meetings
- Russian glossary
- Country posters on pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement systems
- CIS+ PPRI report ‘Pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement systems in countries of the former Soviet Union. Report of the Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information network for countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States 2018’ (not published yet)
Further information provided by the WHO Regional Office for Europe:
Further regional PPRI networks
The PPRI secretariat has been in contact with further WHO regions (e.g. Africa, Americas, Western Pacific) and presented the model of PPRI, with a view of possibly supporting the establishment of further regional networks. For support of the PPRI secretariat in this field see https://ppri.goeg.at/supporting_networks.