The fourth Flagship Report of the Alliance “Medicines in Health systems: advancing access, availability and appropriate use” was developed in 2013/2014. The innovation of the report is to examine medicines access, affordability and use from a health systems perspective, creating a deeper understanding of how interventions in the medicines sector influence the rest of the system and vice versa.
The objective of this thematic issue in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice is to publish the series of peer-reviewed papers which formed the background material of the existing report. This theme issue will give visibility to the rich material that was used to elaborate the Flagship Report. It will also highlight the diverse country experiences that have contributed to a better understanding of the complex environment of medicines in health systems of LMICs.
Collection published: 25 September 2015