Essential medicines and health products

Malaria price information services

Sources and Prices of Selected Products for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria, September 2004, on finished products of selected anti-malaria products (ISBN 92 4 1592508).

The report provides market information on products reviewed for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria from 80 manufacturers in 20 countries. It gives purchasers of malaria-related products a range of choices related to suppliers and affordability. This report is the first in a series of annual publications of sources and prices surveys commenced in 2004 by Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat (RBM), WHO, UNICEF, Population Services International (PSI), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The report includes sections on antimalarial medicines, mosquito nets, diagnostic tests, insecticides, insecticide spraying equipment, and resistance test kits. The medicines included were selected on the basis of WHO treatment recommendations. The list is not exhaustive but covers the most commonly used antimalarials, with paediatric forms included wherever possible. There is a section on registration status of products. This information will be useful for countries that are in the process of granting market authorization to malaria-related products. Detailed information is provided on the artemisinin-based combination therapy, and on how to place an order for Coartem® through WHO and UNICEF.