- All > Medicine Information and Evidence for Policy > Human Rights
- All > Quality and Safety: Medicines > Regulatory Support
- Keywords > access to essential medicines
- Keywords > Essential Laws for Medicines Access (ELMA)
- Keywords > human rights
- Keywords > law
- Keywords > legal country profiles
- Keywords > legal framework
- Keywords > legislation
- Keywords > medicines regulation
- Keywords > national pharmaceutical legislation
- Keywords > right to health
(2015; 17 pages)
Each nation has its own unique legal and healthcare systems that shape medicines prescribing and access, making each nation a laboratory for pharmaceutical policy experiments. This research investigates domestic laws and policies that promote universal access in select countries using the WHO’s Framework for Equitable Access to Medicines.
Each country profile developed in this project provides an overview of the domestic legal and healthcare contexts followed by a selection of relevant national laws using primary legal sources, wherever possible. Domestic legislation uncovered in this project is used in ongoing PhD research to identify model laws for universal access to medicines using a human rights approach.