WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Welcome to the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.

Established by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization in the fall of 2015, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector is charged with conducting research, analysis, and training on critical issues related to good governance and transparency in medicines.

Leveraging the strengths of researchers at the University of Toronto and throughout the Americas, the Centre will draw upon the expertise of individuals and programs to develop a comprehensive research and training program that will inform the work of the WHO in good governance and transparency in medicines. Members in the Centre include Fellows from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, as well as external collaborators from institutions that include the World Bank, Dalhousie University, Carleton University, and the University of California, San Diego, among others.

Led by Professor Jillian Kohler, the Centre is one of over 700 collaborating centres established in universities and research institutes in over 80 countries supporting important WHO programs. Assembling leading experts from around the globe, these centres form an international collaborative network to support WHO programs at the country, intercountry, interregional, and global levels.