Access to Medical Products in the South-East Asia Region, 2019: Review of Progress. New Delhi: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
(2019; 92 pages)

Abstract

Improving access to medical products is key to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and the heath-related Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 3.8 specifically mentions that “access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all” is a central component of UHC. This 2019 report provides an update to the 2017 publication “Improving access to medicines in the South-East Asia Region”. The scope is broader than the previous report: while the main focus is still on medicines, information on access to vaccines, medical devices and diagnostics is included where possible, in keeping with recent regional and global developments.

 
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