On August 2, 2022, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance announced adhesion to the regional mechanism for the joint evaluation of dossiers of medicines and related products for human consumption. With this adherence, the health regulatory authorities in charge of endorsing drug registrations in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala will be able to evaluate dossiers jointly, issuing consensus opinions and speeding up the process of health and sanitary registration.

Furthermore, the Guatemalan health authorities will evaluate files related to medicines through the Regional Platform for Access and Innovation for Health and Technologies (PRAIS), recognized and endorsed by the Pan American Health Organization.