Action to Preserve WHO’s Core Medicines Related Roles - 1 Year On
(2013; 1 page)

Abstract

A year ago, Oxfam highlighted the serious impact of the WHO financial crisis on WHO’s core functions, focusing on access to medicine. In letters to The Lancet,1,2 we stressed the need to preserve the integrity of the work of WHO on medicines as a prerequisite for the achievement of well functioning health systems. National health services are doomed to fail without essential health products. Moreover, many Member States spend 30% of their health budgets on medicines, yet access to medicines is unreliable, and faulty and badly used health products continue to injure patients and waste resources...

 
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