Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message
  
 
 
 
Mr. Ali M.Al-Dalaan
Chair of AHWP
 
 
 
To start off, I would like to thank Mr Zamane Abdul Rahman for the vote of confidence and nominating me to the position of AHWP Chair for the term 2018-2020. I would also like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude towards the AHWP members and all of you for the strong support and partnership with me during my terms as the AHWP TC leadership for the past decade.
 
AHWP has come a long way in more than 2 decades as a distinctive organization with 31 member economies spread across Asia, Middle East and Africa regions, where regulators and industry work collaboratively together in establishing harmonized requirements, procedures and standards. I believe nurturing stronger bonds with other international organizations is important towards fostering global cooperation endeavors and the expansion of AHWP’s presence and leadership worldwide. As an important pillar of our strategic framework, we will continue to expand our geographical coverage and work with international organizations such as IMDRF,WHO,OECD, APEC to optimize our effort on harmonization. Our Capacity building program and training has grown from strength to strength over the last few years with in-country trainings in various member economies. Last year in partnership with APACMed and Deloitte we have conducted survey with member economies regulators and is in the process of publishing the Competency framework white paper this year. Our Technical Committee and Workgroups has a resource of over 30 published technical documents and has current focus in the new development areas in Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, UDI, Software as Medical Device and more. Our team will continue to keep abreast of the latest technology and develop guidance documents to keep in pace with the regulatory development.
 
As the AHWP Chair, I am committed to continue on the strong momentum in Regulatory Harmonization and convergence. I will endeavor to work closely with the current leadership team and lead AHWP to new heights. I look forward to your continuing strong support and partnership as we bring greater regulatory harmonization and convergence.
 
Thank You
Mr. Ali M.Al-Dalaan
Chair of AHWP