The Uppsala Monitoring Centre (the UMC), located in Uppsala, Sweden, is the field name for the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring. The UMC works by collecting, assessing and communicating information from member countries' national pharmacovigilance programs in regards to the benefits, harm, effectiveness and risks of drugs.
To co-ordinate the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring and its more than eighty member countries
To collect, assess and communicate information from member countries about the benefits, harms and risks of drugs and other substances used in medicine to improve patient therapy and public health worldwide
To collaborate with member countries in the development and practice of the science of pharmacovigilance.