WHO releases 10-year review report chapter focusing on access to medicines

Access to medicines: making market forces serve the poor

This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on access to medicines:

Nearly 2 billion people have no access to basic medicines, causing a cascade of preventable misery and suffering. Since the landmark agreement on the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHO and its partners have launched a number of initiatives that are making market forces serve the poor. The WHO prequalification programme is now firmly established as a mechanism for improving access to safe, effective and quality-assured products.

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By World Health Organization

Published: May 15, 2017, 1 p.m.

Last updated: May 15, 2017, 1 p.m.

Tags: Access

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