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Further to the introduction of the Paediatric Regulation in the European Union (EU) in 2007, manufacturers are required to consider children’s therapeutic needs when researching and developing medicines. Between 2007 and 2017, more than 200 medicines for children were authorised. This accounts for 25 per cent of all new medicines authorised for marketing in the EU. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also runs the European Network of Paediatric Research (Enpr-EMA), which encompasses research networks, investigators and centres with recognised expertise in clinical studies with children.

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To intensify action to eliminate malaria, address the increasing threat of dengue and improve access to essential medicines, member countries of the World Health Organisation South-East Asia Region are meeting in Delhi from September 3 to 7 to discuss priority health issues in the region, home to one-fourth of the world’s population. Health ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries are expected to participate in the Seventy first Session of the Regional Committee of WHO South-East Asia Region, the highest policy making body of WHO in the region, a note said.