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Vision and Mission

The FDA's Office of International Programs (OIP) advances the mission of the FDA and public health worldwide in partnership with other FDA components, other U.S. agencies, foreign governments and international organizations.


OIP's mission is to lead, manage, and coordinate all of FDA's international activities, with the following goals.

  1. Effect an affirmative public health agenda in the international area; 
  2. Enhance and maximize FDA's communications and interactions globally, to assure they reflect the Agency's policies and best scientific, legal, and policy thinking; 
  3. Assure that FDA international communications and interaction are consistent with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health objectives, and, 
  4. Leverage resources with counterpart agencies to meet our public health missions.