The ADP provides crucial support in strengthening Ghana’s National Medicines Policy

By Belynda Amankwa On 15 Dec 2015 Read 1683

In light of recent public health reforms aimed at achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in Ghana, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has embarked on the process of revising the second edition of the National Medicines Policy (2004). A Technical Working Group (TWG), comprising experts from a range of g...

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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 1513

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 1725

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 2307

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 1722

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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