Essential medicines and health products

WHO Operational package for assessing, monitoring and evaluating country pharmaceutical situations

Guide for coordinators and data collectors

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TCM - Department of Technical Cooperation for Essential Drugs

WHO Operational package for assessing, monitoring and evaluating country pharmaceutical situations

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Number of pages: 161
Publication date: December 2007
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/TCM/2007.2

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The complexity of the pharmaceutical sector, with multiple and cross-cutting factors that can influence access to and rational use of quality medicines, makes it is extremely important to have a systematic method for assessing the pharmaceutical situation at country, regional and global levels. Pharmaceutical sector assessment, monitoring and evaluation aim to answer the following vital questions: do people have access to essential medicines? Are people getting medicines that are safe, effective and of good quality? Are these medicines being used properly? Currently we have insufficient information to answer such questions, but as part of its commitment to assisting countries to improve access to and use of quality medicines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been developing tools to monitor and evaluate pharmaceutical situations...