UN Millennium Project. 2005. Prescription for Healthy Development: Increasing Access to Medicines. Report of the Task Force on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Access to Essential Medicines, Working Group on Access to Essential Medicines.
(2005; 188 pages)


Access to essential medicines is vital for the health and prosperity of people in developing countries. Prescription for Healthy Development presents authoritative and in depth strategies for increasing the availability, affordability and appropriate use of medicines in developing countries. Strategies include providing new incentives for research, better procurement, supply and distribution, strengthened primary health systems, pro-poor planning and budgeting, close collaboration with communities, and large increases in funding and the number of health workers.

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