Welcome to the Rapid Alert System website.

This system serves as a rapid alert mechanism for WHO, Member States, and partner organizations for combating counterfeit medicines in the Western Pacific Region. When counterfeit medicines are detected in the Region and reported through the Rapid Alert System, relevant authorities are alerted immediately and time-sensitive actions are taken.

Effective measures for combating counterfeit medicines require appropriate detection, rapid alert mechanism and exchange of information, appropriate follow-up action by relevant authorities and ind



The definition of "counterfeit medicines" varies considerably among countries.  The 63rd World Health Assembly decided in May 2010 to establish a working group to clarify this and other issues related to WHO's work on counterfeit medicines.  For more details see
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