BES, with funding from WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office, has led the development of the Asia Pacific Medicines Quality Information Sharing Mechanism. This multi-country project aims to improve the quality of medicines for millions of patients in the region. The project commenced in 2016 with twelve signatory countries – Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Palau, Fiji, Cook Islands, FSM, Marshall Islands, Narau, Niue and Kiribati. The project brings together product assessments (visual inspections or laboratory testing) from every participating country and share them to ensure that information on medicines quality is feeding into procurement decisions. The project also gathers information from suppliers to assist prequalification activity. The aim is to ensure that only the highest quality medicines enter participating countries, giving staff confidence and improving patient safety. The website is now live at