Human rights and essential medicines : what can they learn from each other?


Publication Date 

May 2006
pp 371-375

"This paper provides a brief overview of what the international human rights instruments mention about access to essential medicines, and proposes five assessment questions and practical recommendations for governments. These recommendations cover the selection of essential medicines, participation in programme development, mechanisms for transparency and accountability, equitable access by vulnerable groups, and redress mechanisms"

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Serial Part:
Vol 84 (5)

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