2017 report of the health technologies and pharmaceuticals programme now online

This newly published 2017 annual report describes the support that the health technologies and pharmaceuticals programme of WHO/Europe provided to Member States in 2017. The support focused on data analysis, evidence generation and policy action. The programme also provided technical assistance on updating legislation and regulation, and on improving access to medicines and medical devices.

Pharmaceuticals represent large budget components for health systems, and sustainable access is high on the agenda in many countries in the WHO European Region. Throughout 2017, WHO/Europe organized various consultations and trainings on the use of methodologies, policies and regulation, and helped shape policy reform at both national and subregional levels.