Equitable access to essential medicines : a framework for collective action


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March 2004
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Equitable and universal access to essential medicines is a vital aspect of any health strategy in resource-limited settings. This document provides a framework of action for policy makers, highlighting the key objectives of successful essential drugs programmes: rational selection and use of essential medicines; affordable prices; sustainable financing; reliable supply systems

Document No:WHO/EDM/2004.4 Series:WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines No 8 

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