IndiaSee all India
The ability of patients and healthcare providers to access high quality and affordable medications when needed is vital to a well functioning health system. India has a mandate to dispense free essential generic medicines through its public health system. Inventory shortages and inappropriate stocking and procurement practices contribute to drug shortages and high costs for consumers.
ACCESS Health India works with public, private, and not for profit organizations to identify strengths, gaps, and opportunities to improve drug procurement and distribution systems throughout the country.
- Public Drug Procurement Project
Public Drug Procurement Project
ACCESS Health India analyzed drug procurement programs in five Indian states as part of the Public Drug Procurement Project. We measured the impact of these programs on the quality and availability of drugs. Our work highlighted critical success factors for efficient drug procurement systems in this context.
- TB Drug Procurement Study
TB Drug Procurement Study
The ACCESS Health initiated TB Drug Procurement Study examined tuberculosis drug procurement systems in several Indian states. We worked with local governments to identify weaknesses in drug procurement programs and to increase the availability and decrease the cost of essential medicines.
PhilippinesSee all Philippines
ACCESS Health Philippines works with local partners to support better implementation of the national drug policy. The Philippine government developed a national drug policy to address the poor supply and distribution of high quality essential medicines. Many essential medicines face shortages and uneven distribution. High cost also makes drugs inaccessible. The national drug policy has had some successes, but the government still struggles to procure and distribute drugs to the lowest income and most vulnerable sectors of society. ACCESS Health Philippines helps to secure supplies of drugs needed to treat tuberculosis in children. We increase access to these supplies in low income settings. We also improve treatment protocols.
- Stop TB Now Project
Stop TB Now Project
The Stop TB Now Project strengthens the national effort of the Philippine government to combat tuberculosis. The project enhances local capacity to prevent, screen, treat, and track tuberculosis in children from low income areas.
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