Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies

Project Description

The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies which a group of 19 independent experts in a variety of disciplines. The tasks of the commission is to

  • Synthesize lessons learned from the first 30 years of essential medicines policies’ development and implementation
  • Develop an agenda for the next 20 years of institutional, regional, national and global policies on essential medicines and other health technologies
  • Raise global awareness of the relevance of essential medicine policies in achieving global health and sustainable development goals, with special attention paid to universal health coverage
  • Define the current needs of operational research that contributes to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of essential medicines policies and programmes

The report is planned to be published by Spring 2016 about 30 years after the Nairobi Conference on the Rational Use of Drugs in 1985.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Veronika Wirtz
Boston University Co-Investigator n/a
Country(ies) Global
Dates of Research 2015-2016