(2016; 106 pages)
The National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) is now becoming very important not only for procurement but also for health care providers to do as a reference which level should use what kind of medicines in the health system.
A limited range of carefully selected essential medicines leads to better health care, better drug management, and lower costs.
Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population and intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times, in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality, and at a price the individual and the community can afford.
Revision of NLEM was based the four important documents such as National List of Essential and Complementary Medicines and Vaccines for Myanmar (2010), Thai Essential Medicines List (2012), WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 18th edition, WHO Model list of Essential Medicines for Children 3rd edition.
A total of (486) medicines are included in NLEM (2016).