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Strengthening the use of Competition Law to Promote Access to Health Technologies in LMICs

By Les Ong On 04 Dec 2015 Read 1729

Promoting competition within the pharmaceutical market has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing the price and increasing the availability of essential medicines. The introduction of generic medicines led to significant reductions in the price of HIV treatment, which has contributed to the ...

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Strengthening pharmacovigilance in Indonesia

By Dr. Christine Halleux On 26 Oct 2015 Read 2172

Access to new drugs in low-and middle-income countries has been made easier through various public health initiatives. Many of these treatments have the potential to save and improve the quality of many lives, but the introduction of new drugs may result in previously unanticipated events and advers...

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Ethiopia launches landmark national pharmaceutical manufacturing strategy

By Farzana Nawaz On 27 Aug 2015 Read 2621

On July 14 th , during the third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, the Government of Ethiopia launched its “ National strategy and plan of action for pharmaceutical manufacturing development in Ethiopia .” The strategic plan sets out time-bound goals for a range of inter-...

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A great effort to strengthen national capacity in African countries to improve access and delivery of new health technologies

By Dr. Marie-Goretti Harakeye & Lebogang Motlana On 23 Apr 2015 Read 2009

This week in the sunny city of Addis Ababa, we were pleased to take part in the Africa regional consultations on policy coherence for increasing access to and innovation in health technologies. This is a topic that is close to our hearts and integral to the goals of both the African Union Commission...

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Strengthening implementation research capacity in Tanzania

By Dr. Olumide Ogundahunsi On 28 Mar 2015 Read 1621

A workshop to strengthen capacity for implementation research was held in Morogoro, Tanzania on 23 – 28 March 2015. The six-day training workshop was jointly organized by the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and ADP project partner TDR (Special Programme for Research and Tra...

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