Publication: Purchasing Pharmaceuticals
Vazquez, Enrique C.S.
The overall aim of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of Resource Allocation and Purchasing (RAP) arrangements as regards pharmaceuticals in developing countries. The specific objective of this paper is to examine the strategic questions that arise, when pursuing an active purchasing and resource allocation strategy for drugs, as well as the actual practice and experience from applying different RAP strategies to promote access of the poor to essential drugs, i.e. availability of affordable essential drugs of good quality and appropriate and efficient use of drugs.
“Enemark, Ulrika; Alban, Anita; Vazquez, Enrique C.S.. 2004. Purchasing Pharmaceuticals. Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) discussion paper;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/a119b0f6-189f-534c-9573-f93a05e7613c License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”