Baltic policy dialogue on the effects of the economic crisis on the access to medicines

For the seventh time in a row the Ministers of Health together with senior officials and policymakers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania met in the annual Baltic Policy Dialogue to discuss current challenges they face in moving health and health systems forward in their country. For this year’s meeting, which took place in Tallinn (Estonia) on 2–3 September 2010, the central theme of discussions was the economic crisis and its effects on pharmaceutical policies. The dialogue was organized by the Observatory and WHO Regional Office for Europe and was hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs.