(2009; 41 pages)
Reviews of pharmaceutical financing were undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Samoa and Tonga 2005 and in Cook Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea in 2006. The reviews provide country specific estimates and a comparative analysis of pharmaceutical expenditures and financing in these countries. This paper presents the results of the reviews and provides information enabling policy-makers to make decisions relating to the pharmaceutical sector. The measurement methods applied in the reviews can be replicated in other countries to obtain similar information.