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Action from the grassroots to parliament : access to essential medicines gets an airing in Zambia

CHOTA, Lazarus
et al
January 2010

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The unique position of stakeholders participating in the Medicines Transparency Alliance Zambia, means that the group are able to initiate discussions at many levels from grassroots to parliament. This is of great value in highlighting critical issues about the lack of access to essential medicines experienced by many citizens in Zambia and makes progress towards finding some solutions

The role of local manufacturers in improving access to essential medicines|Creating opportunities for the scale-up of local pharmaceutical production

MOHAMED, Nazeem
November 2009

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The local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals is a hotly contested issue in many countries. It runs to the heart of key concerns such as quality, availability, and price of medicines. Some of the arguments of the local manufacturers are set out in this article by one of the co-chairs of the Medicines Transparency Alliance Uganda Council and Chairman of the Uganda Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association (UPMA)

Shifting allegiances in access to medicines : the Medicines Transparency Alliance in Ghana

CHETLEY, Andrew
DODOO, Alexander
OFORI-ADJEI, David
September 2009

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This article looks at the ideas that Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) is testing, in order to achieve its long term goal to make high-quality essential medicines available and affordable to poor people who are currently unable to access them; and at how these ideas are being put into practice in Ghana. Ghana is one of the seven countries involved in the pilot phase of MeTA, the other countries are Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia

Health care access of the very poor in Kenya

SOHANI, Salim B
2005

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This paper reviews a model of health care delivery for the poorest, developed in Kenya. "It illustrates that a pro-poor health system can be developed if the true representatives of the poorest are enabled to participate in health care delivery, and good governance and proper systems are established...With the active involvement of the community in a mutually supportive manner, the utilisation of services and access to basic health care for the poorest can be improved"

The partnering toolbook

TENNYSON, Ros
2003

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This publication is in three parts: Part 1 is a short book that describes the generic partnering process from inception to conclusion. Part 2 is in the form of ‘stand alone’ tools to enable practitioners to develop effective partnerships. Part 3 includes more information about the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the issues around food fortification and case studies selected to be locally appropriate for each of the different language versions

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