Medicines and Health Technologies
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To achieve universal access Member States must formulate and implement coherent Pharmaceutical Policies, integrated within National Health Policy, and linked with other related polices including science technology and industrial development.
Access to essential medicines and biologicals is ensured through the development of an organized system that integrates the selection, financing, procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals in accordance with the needs of the population.
Areas of Work
- Innovation for Health
- Access and Innovation for Health: Regional Platform
- Pricing and Economic Regulation of Medicines
- Public Health perspective on Intellectual Property Rights management
- PAHO Strategic Fund
Consultations, Meetings and Seminars
Reports and Resolutions
- Report: Intellectual Property Rights
- Report: TRIPS and access to essential medicines
- PAHO Chagas Resolution: adoption and policy implications
- GSPA in the Americas: an implementation overview
Publications about Medicines, Access and Innovation
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched a process to select research and development (R&D) projects that contain innovative coordination and financing mechanisms to accelerate the development of medicines and necessary health technologies in middle- and low-income countries.