After each country had discussed its priorities, participants were randomly assigned to either Group A or Group B. Their tasks were as follows:
- to increase efficient use of the available budget;
- to find policies/mechanisms to reduce the cost of production and distribution.
- identify policies/mechanisms to improve existing cost-sharing schemes in the region;
- find policies/mechanisms to reduce the cost/price of drugs.
Group A consisted of: Dr Andayaningsih, Dr Khin Maung Aye, Dr Singh Karki and Dr Orasa Kovindha (members) and Dr Germán Velásquez, Dr Budiono Santoso and Ms Karin Timmermans (observers).Group B consisted of: Dr I.G.P. Wiadnyana, Dr Myint Thaung, Mr Rishi Ram Sharma and Mr Panyawat Suntiwes (members), and Dr Sri Suryawati, Professor U Hla Myint and Dr Kin Shein (observers).
A summary of both groups' work is provided below.