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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; World Health Organization, Department of Essential Drugs and Other Medicines, No. 2000.2: Progress in Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy 1998 – 1999

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; World Health Organization, Department of Essential Drugs and Other Medicines, No. 2000.2: Progress in Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy 1998 – 1999  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; World Health Organization, Department of Essential Drugs and Other Medicines, No. 2000.2. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Medical Reference Publication

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Fifty years ago WHO was charged with establishing global norms and standards for pharmaceuticals, and 25 years ago, it introduced the concept of essential drugs. Since then progress to ensure that medicines attain their full potential for saving lives and improving health has been considerable. This report provides an overview of WHO progress in essential drugs and medicines policy in the 1998Ð1999 biennium. Highlighting the efforts of the ÒExtended Essential Drugs FamilyÓ, it describes work undertaken by staff and offices in countries, regions and at headquarters. Chapters 2Ð5 provide examples of achievements in four main areas of work: policy; access; quality, safety and efficacy; and rational use. Additional information can be found in the list of selected publications and documents (Annex 3). Highlights of this biennium have included:

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Contents Chapter 1 Saving lives, improving health 1 1.1 Progress in essential drugs and medicines policy 1 1.2 Extending our mandate 1 1.3 Extending our partnerships 3 1.4 Contributing to One WHO 4 1.5 Looking ahead — WHO medicines strategy: 2000–2003 4 1.6 Working for equity, integration and sustainability 6 Chapter 2 Essential drugs — essential to health systems 7 2.1 Integrating health and drug policies 9 2.2 Putting policy into action — national drug policy implementation 9 2.3 Tried, trusted but not always tested — traditional medicine 12 Chapter 3 Getting medicines to the people — improving access 15 3.1 Working in partnership for sustained impact 15 3.2 Paying for drugs — sustainable financing 18 3.3 Getting drugs to people for less money — affordable prices 20 3.4 Getting drugs where they are needed — reliable drug supply 22 3.5 Tackling globalization and trade issues 25 Chapter 4 Vital ingredients for health — quality, safety and efficacy of medicines 27 4.1 Making drugs safe — effective drug regulation and quality assurance 27 4.2 Creating a common understanding — nomenclature and classification 33 4.3 Optimizing drug regulatory resources — harmonization, networking and information support 34 4.4 Balancing control and supply — psychotropics and narcotics 36 Chapter 5 Contributing to health care impact — rational drug use 37 5.1 Making the most of essential drugs — research to promote rational drug use 37 5.2 Essential information for rational drug use 38 5.3 Spreading the word — rational drug use training and education 40 5.4 The final decision — rational use by households and consumers 41 Annex 1 — Donors who contributed to work in essential drugs and medicines policy 1998–1999 44 Annex 2 — WHO Collaborating Centres 45 Annex 3 — Selected publications and documents 1998–1999 47 Annex 4 — Abbreviations and acronyms 49

 

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