World Health Organization
Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
In collaboration with
Management Sciences for Health
Center for Pharmaceutical Management
Rational Pharmaceutical Management Program
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Kathleen Holloway1 (Editor)
with contributions from: Edelisa Carandang,1 Hans Hogerzeil,1 Richard Laing,3 David Lee,2
The text was reviewed by: John Chalker,2 Mary Couper,1 Andrew Creese,1 Marthe Everard,1 Anna Paula di Felici,4 Chris Forshaw,5 David Henry,6 Yvan Hutin,7 Sabine Kopp,1 Souly Phanouvong,8 Clive Ondari,1 Lembit Rago,1 Marcus Reidenberg,9 Budiono Santoso,10 Anthony Savelli2 and Rosamund Williams.4
1 Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
2 Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Washington DC, USA*
3 Department of International Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
4 Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
5 Uganda Health Sector Programme Support, Danida, Kampala, Uganda
6 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
7 Safe Injection Global Network, Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
8 Global Assistance Initiatives, United States Pharmacopeia, Maryland, USA
9 Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA
10 Regional Office for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization, Manila, the Philippines
* The MSH Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of cooperative agreement number HRN-A-00-00-00016-00.
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