This paper analyses the philosophical, legal and political basis for declaring price control of any commodity in general, and medicine products in particular. It also discusses the evolution of policies and political events that coincide with the declaration and implementation of drug price control in the Philippines, and the policy’s impact on the various players and consumers in the country. The paper concludes that more competition, not more regulations like price control, will bring down medicine prices both in the short-term and long-term
This blog sets out the need for a transparent medicine pricing mechanism in the Philippines backed up by the development of a responsive, competitive pharmaceutical sector capable of undertaking science and technology activities
"This report reviews the Human Resources for Health (HRH) status in the targeted countries by mainly focusing on health education and training, distribution and retention of health workers, community health workers. Eighteen countries have been included in the report: Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Lao PDR; Myanmar; Nepal; Philippines; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Vietnam; Australia; New Zealand and Mongolia"
This report details the key trends and challenges identified for Early Childhood Policy in the Asia-Pacific region. It also includes country profiles in Pakistan, China, and the Philippines
This report summarises the findings of the transparency assessments carried out in the first four countries participating in the WHO-initiated Good Governance for Medicines Project, which offers a technical support package for tackling unethical issues in the public pharmaceutical sector. It provides a comprehensive picture of the level of transparency and potential vulnerability to corruption in three essential functions of the public pharmaceutical sector - registration, selection and procurement of medicines. The methodology provides both qualitative and quantitative information. In each country two national investigators collected data, conducting a series of interviews with carefully selected key informants
The world conference on women in Beijing in 1995 resulted in a Platform for Action being agreed upon by governments. This report shows the results of the implementation of this Platform for Action with a focus on southeast Asia
Report of research findings from a nationwide study on abortion. It examines Philippine legislation, methods, providers, reasons for having an abortion, and people's experience of abortion. It concludes with suggestions for discussion on this topic
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