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Financing Drugs in South-East Asia - Report of the First Meeting of the WHO/SEARO Working Group on Drug Financing, Korat, Thailand, 26-28 November 1996 - Health Economics and Drugs Series No. 004
(1997; 72 pages) View the PDF document
Abstract
A new initiative in drug financing within the context of health economics is proposed for the WHO essential drugs strategy. As part of this initiative, the WHO/SEARO Working Group on Drug Financing came into being. This Working Group will meet regularly in the next two to three years. Members will learn from each other about drug financing, both policy and implementation. The objectives of the Working Group are: • To promote the development and strengthening of effective drug financing systems. • To facilitate and improve access to essential drugs at affordable prices for the entire population.
Table of Contents
Open this folder and view contentsExecutive summary
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Country presentations on drug financing
Open this folder and view contents3. Korat provincial field visit
Open this folder and view contents4. Drug financing issues
Open this folder and view contents5. Country priorities for drug financing
Open this folder and view contents6. Priorities for work group action
Open this folder and view contents7. Conclusions and recommendations
View the documentAnnex A. Agenda
View the documentAnnex B. List of participants
View the documentAnnex C. List of documents
View the documentAnnex D. Message from Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex E. Evaluation of the meeting. Priorities for the Working Group
 

Financing Drugs in South-East Asia - Report of the First Meeting of the WHO/SEARO Working Group on Drug Financing, Korat, Thailand, 26-28 November 1996 - Health Economics and Drugs Series No. 004

SEA/Drugs/118

Action Programme on Essential Drugs
Geneva

Regional Office for South-East Asia
New Delhi

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Abbreviations

AFTA

The Asian Free Trade Agreement

BNMT

British-Nepal Medical Trust

CCS

Community cost-sharing

CMSD

Central Medical Store Depot

CSMBS

Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme

DAP

Drug Action Programme, Action Programme on Essential Drugs

ED

Essential drugs

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

GDP

Gross domestic product

GMP

Good manufacturing practices

GPO

Government Pharmaceutical Organization

HC

Health centre

HDS

Hill Drug Scheme

HMG

His Majesty's Government (Nepal)

INGO

International nongovernmental organization

INO

Indonesia

km.

kilometres

MMR

Myanmar

MOH

Ministry of Health

MOPH

Ministry of Public Health

MSH

Management Sciences for Health

NED

Non-essential drugs

NEDL

National essential drugs list

NEP

Nepal

NGO

Nongovernmental organization

NLR

The Netherlands Leprosy Relief

OPD

Outpatients department

PHC

Primary health care

RHC

Rural health centre

Rp

Rupiahs

Rs

Rupees

SEAR

South-East Asia Region

SEARO

South-East Asia Regional Office

sq. km.

square kilometres

THA

Thailand

TRIPS

Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights

UMN

United Missions to Nepal

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

WCS

Workman Compensation Scheme

WHO

World Health Organization

Current exchange rate to one US$ (November 1996)

Country

Amount in national currency

Indonesia

Rupiahs

2 330

Myanmar

Kyats

5.88

Nepal

Rupees

56.80

Thailand

Bahts

25.40

 

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