Policies for Essential Drugs in Primary Health Care. A Course Module
(1985; 72 pages) [French]


Appropriate policies for essential drugs are increasingly recognized by health professionals and decision makers as important to improve health and health services in developing countries. These policies touch on many aspects of the health system and can raise difficult economic and political questions. The World Health Organization’s Action Programme on Essential Drugs has been a major force in placing these issues on both international and national agendas.

This Course Module, with its three cases about the fictitious country of Mabina, seeks to address some of the relevant questions about policies for essential drugs, and is designed for use as teaching materials for policy makers, managers, and students. The Module could be used in training courses for health professionals and related professionals, and in medical schools, public health schools, pharmacy schools, and general courses on public policy.

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