Prescription for Healthy Development

Increasing Access to Medicines

  • Author: UNDP, MILLENNIUM
  • Publication date: June 2005
  • Page count: 188
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.III.B.12

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About the book

Access to essential medicines is vital for the health and prosperity of people in developing countries. This Millennium Project Task Force Report presents authoritative and in depth strategies for increasing the availability, affordability and appropriate use of medicines in developing countries. Strategies include providing new incentives for research; better procurement; supply and distribution; strengthened primary health systems; pro-poor planning and budgeting; close collaboration with communities; and large increases in funding and the number of health workers.