Medicines are central to achieving the health care access, equity, quality, and risk protection goals of universal health coverage (UHC). Wise medicines management and sound policies are also crucial for the financial sustainability of UHC schemes. Countries and schemes pursuing UHC are at different stages of developing and implementing targeted medicines management and policy approaches. Stakeholders can benefit from and are interested in sharing strategies, tools, and experiences.
This thematic series in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice contains a set of papers on country experiences and overarching issues related to medicines in health systems in Asian countries on the path to universal health coverage.
Read more on a blog post by Maryam Bigdeli.
Collection published: 23 February 2015
Last updated: 25 April 2015