This report investigates the sources and prices of commodities commonly required for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria, but are difficult to obtain locally. It is modelled on a similar report for HIV/AIDS entitled Sources and Prices of Selected Medicines and Diagnostics for People Living with HIV/AIDS.
The responses of 80 manufacturers in 20 different countries to a comprehensive questionnaire were the basis of this report. The number of manufacturers reached will be improved as more resources are made available through cooperation with international organizations and manufacturing associations, as well as the publication of an Expression of Interest (EOI) on partner websites. Participation in the survey remains voluntary and the information published depends greatly on manufacturer cooperation with regards to timely completion and return of the questionnaire along with associated documents.
The RBM Partnership Secretariat, UNICEF, WHO, PSI, and MSH have worked jointly to conduct a price survey and put together the results into a comprehensive publication, whilst respecting the manufacturers’ requests for confidentiality with respect to their individual pricing information.
It must be pointed out that the companies included in this report have been screened only through the completeness of the requested documents they have provided, such as the questionnaire, a National GMP certificate, and associated documents relating to the company and their products. Inclusion in this report does not constitute pre-qualification or approval of any sort by the RBM Partnership Secretariat, UNICEF, WHO, PSI, or MSH. Only those products identified in Annex IV in bold and with an asterisk (*) have at the time of publication of this document been found acceptable in principle for procurement by UN agencies through the ongoing Pre-qualification Project (see Chapter 3).
Additional companies are sought for future updates of this publication. All interested companies can submit their expressions of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by fax to the Pharmaceuticals & Micronutrients Team, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark.