The Essential Medicine List of Swaziland. 2nd Draft, January 2011
(2011; 37 pages)

Abstract

The Swaziland Essential Medicines List is a selection of medicines necessary to meet the medical needs of the majority of people living in Swaziland. The selection took into consideration many factors including disease patterns, safety, efficacy and the total cost of therapy. The National Pharmaceutical Policy calls for these medicines to be of acceptable standard of quality and be made available through healthcare systems in adequate amounts and in the described dosage forms. This list may be used as a guideline when developing the Standard Treatment Guideline.

The Policy requires that medicines should be used in the appropriate manner through the promotion of the concept of rational medicines use; to achieve this, the medicines have been classified into four classes as indicated below, these classes control the levels at which the different medicines can be prescribed...

 
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