Health technologies and medicines

WHO/Europe supports countries in their development of policies and guidance for responsible selection and use of medicines and medical products. Work is performed throughout the WHO European Region, networking with countries and providing them direct technical assistance and support. The focus is on supporting Member States to improve access to quality, affordable essential medicines and their responsible use.

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New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the Region

A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.

Medicines

WHO/Europe works with countries to help them ensure that people have equitable access to affordable medicines of assured quality, and that medicine will be prescribed and used appropriately.

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Health technologies

Technology is used in all types of health facilities, plays a major role in contemporary health care systems and contributes directly to the quality of patient care.

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Country work

National policies on medicines cover all aspects, including manufacturing, patenting, prescribing, regulation, taxation and pricing.

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