Continuity and Change: Implementing the Third WHO Medicines Strategy - 2008-2013
(2009; 38 pages)

This implementation plan for the third WHO Medicines Strategy (2008-2013) presents a careful balance between continuity and change. On the one hand, may of WHO's obligations have been fulfilled for decades and need to be continued, while on the other, plan addresses recent notable developments. These include the WHO/UN Prequalification of Medicines Programme, without which it would not have been possible to treat 4 million HIV/AIDS patients, and the WHO/HAI survey methodology, without which medicine prices, availability and affordability could not have been measured in over 50 countries as part of MDG monitoring.
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