Lancet Report On Essential Medicines
The Lancet "Essential medicines are crucial to satisfy the priority health-care needs of the population, promote health, and achieve sustainable development. Recognition of the importance of essential medicines is not new. The findings of the Lancet’s Commission synthesise lessons learned from the development of essential medicines policies over the past 30 years (...).
The Commission’s report makes actionable recommendations to make essential medicines a central pillar of the global health agenda, and to translate policies into meaningful and sustainable health gains for populations worldwide.
The five key areas discussed in this Commission are: