Concept was established in 1989 as an international not-for-profit organization head-quartered in Thailand, and hence has a history of more than 25 years in the field of access to essential healthcare products of assured quality.
Concept was established through, and has a collaborative agreement with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (WHO/HRP).
In recent years, Concept has played a significant role providing technical assistance to manufacturers of generic reproductive health (RH) products, focusing specifically on hormonal contraceptives and medicines for maternal health as well as working with the RH products community at both the international and national level to advance the Quality Agenda. The work with manufacturers aims at getting their products prequalified by WHO’s Prequalification of Medicines Programme. Concept is collaborating with the WHO programme under a Memorandum of Understanding.
Concept has offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Geneva, Switzerland. Analytical and other laboratory services are provided by Health Concepts International (HCI), an internationally accredited laboratory and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Concept. HCI is a limited liability company also based in Bangkok.