Sexual and reproductive health

Essential medicines for reproductive health

Guiding principles for their inclusion on national medicines lists

PATH, World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund

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Publication details

Number of pages: 112
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English - Web only


This guide provides background on the essential medicines list (EML) process and information on the importance of including reproductive health medicines on the EMLs. It also provides tips for incorporating key reproductive health medicines into EMLs at the national level. It is intended to be used by reproductive health programme managers, national-level essential medicines committees, and those responsible for selecting, procuring, and ensuring the quality of reproductive health medicines.