[e-med] Selection of essential medicines at country level: using the WHO model list

Dear e-medians,

Maybe last year you missed -as I did- the publication of this important document from WHO. It aims to “help countries develop their own national essential medicines lists and, through these lists and other medicines policy actions, to move towards UHC and the goal of ensuring that all people and communities have access to highly effective medicines that are appropriate to their needs and affordable to individuals and health systems, and of assured quality”. It is available here:


As the WHO Model List is being revised very soon, this may be a good time to disseminate the document among country level decision makers.

With my best regards,


Raffaella Ravinetto
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

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