Equitable Access to Essential Medicines: A Framework for Collective Action - WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines, No. 008, March 2004
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Key documents

*World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine -Growing Needs and Potential. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines n°2) (WHO/EDM/2002.4).

* World Health Organization. Globalization, TRIPS and Access to Pharmaceuticals. Geneva: WHO, 2001 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines n°3) (WHO/EDM/2001.2).

* World Health Organization. The Selection of Essential Medicines. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines n°4) (WHO/EDM/2002.2). * World Health Organization. Promoting Rational Use of Medicines: Core Components. Geneva: WHO, 2002 (WHO Policy Perspectives on Medicines n°5) (WHO/EDM/2002.3).

* World Health Organization. How to Develop and Implement a National Drug Policy. Geneva: WHO, 2003 (WHO Policy Perspective on Medicines n°6) (WHO/EDM/2002.5).

* World Health Organization. Effective Medicines Regulation: ensuring safety, efficacy and quality, Geneva: WHO, 2003 (WHO Policy Perspective on Medicines n°7) (WHO/EDM/2003.2).

Management Sciences for Health/World Health Organization. Managing Drug Supply. 2nd edition revised and expanded. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, 1997.

*World Health Organization. Public-Private Roles in the Pharmaceutical Sector. Implications for Equitable Access and Rational Drug Use. Health Economics and Drugs, DAP Series No. 5. Geneva: WHO, 1997 (WHO/DAP/97.12).

* World Health Organization. Health Reform and Drug Financing: Selected Topics. Health Economics and Drugs. DAP Series No. 6. Geneva: WHO, 1998 (WHO/DAP/98.3).

*World Health Organization. Web site: “Fact Sheet on: Drug Price information Services. What is WHO doing to improve drug prices?” http://www.who.int/medicines/organization/par/ipc/drugpriceinfo.shtml

World Health Organization. World Pharmaceutical Situation. Geneva: WHO, 2003 (forthcoming).

The documents marked with * are also available on http://www.who.int/medicines/


Contacts at WHO Regional Offices:

Regional Office for Africa:
Dr Jean-Marie Trapsida
Coordinator, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Tel: +263 4 742829 E-mail: trapsidaj@afro.who.int

Regional Office for the Americas:
Dr Rosario D’Alessio
Regional Adviser for Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +1 202 974 3282 E-mail: dalessir@paho.org

Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean:
Mr Mohamed Bin Shahna
Acting Regional Adviser, Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +20 2 276 5303 E-mail: binshahnam@emro.who.int

Regional Office for Europe:
Mr Kees de Joncheere
Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +45 3 917 14 32 E-mail: cjo@who.dk

Regional Office for South-East Asia:
Dr Krisantha Weerasuriya
Regional Adviser, Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Tel: +91 11 331 7804 E-mail: weerasuriyak@whosea.org

Regional Office for the Western Pacific:
Dr Budiono Santoso
Regional Adviser
Tel: +63 2 528 9848 E-mail: santosob@wpro.who.int

Contacts at WHO Headquarters:

Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy Health Technology
and Pharmaceuticals Cluster WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland:

Director a.i.
Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy Department
Tel: +41 22 791 4443 E-mail: edmdirector@who.int

Dr Hans Hogerzeil
Team Coordinator, Policy, Access and Rational Use
Tel: +41 22 791 3528 E-mail: hogerzeilh@who.int

Dr Lembit Rägo
Team Coordinator, Quality and Safety: Medicines
Tel: +41 22 791 4420 E-mail: ragol@who.int

Dr Germán Velásquez
Team Coordinator, Drug Action Programme
Tel: +41 22 791 3509 E-mail: velasquezg@who.int

Dr Xiaorui Zhang
Team Coordinator, Traditional Medicine
Tel: +41 22 791 3639 E-mail: zhangx@who.int

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