Medicines in Health Systems: Advancing Access, Affordability and
Appropriate Use employs a health systems approach to provide an
analysis of essential medicines in LMICs. Through the use of country
case-studies (detailed in annexes), the Report evaluates the stated
goals of medicines policies against their actual outcomes and
implementation challenges. The Report also offers guidance and
recommendations to inform, monitor, and appraise the inevitable reforms
required to increase the availability of quality-assured, cost-effective
medicines in resource-poor settings.
Medicines in Health Systems is intended for multiple stakeholders
throughout the health system who are involved in the development,
production, marketing, registration, selection, financing, procurement,
distribution, prescribing, dispensing and use of medicines.
Bigdeli, M.; Peters, D.; Wagner, A. (eds) Medicines in Health Systems: Advancing Access, Affordability and Appropriate Use. AHPSR-WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (2014) 118 pp. (+ 11 annexes) pp. ISBN 9789241507622