Assessing the pharmaceutical situation in a country provides baseline information on whether its population
has access to essential medicines that are of good quality, are efficacious and are being used properly.
Results for such assessment can be used as a guide by policy makers and managers to develop and define the
necessary changes and priority areas that require support for improved health for all. In the light of the
above, WHO supported Kenya in April 2003 to carry out a baseline survey in the pharmaceutical sector to
assess the current situation regarding access and use of quality medicines. The survey was carried out using
the WHO Operational Package for Monitoring and Assessing the Pharmaceutical Situation in Countries
(April 2003 version)...