Essential Medicine List, Policies, and the World Health Organization

Muhammad Atif, Iram Malik, Dalia Dawoud, Anwar Gilani, Naseer Ahmed, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

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National policy on essential medicines is one of the main pillars of global health agenda. The Nairobi Conference on the Rational Use of Drugs, held in 1985, was the first international conference on policies on essential medicines. Over the years, World Health Organization has widely supported most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the development and subsequent implementation of national policies on essential medicines.Implementation of these policies has resulted in their easy availability, better affordability, and better quality in LMICs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127360
ISBN (Print)9780128127353
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019


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