Survey of the Quality of Medicines Identified by the United Nations Commission on Life Saving Commodities for Women and Children

February 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    22nd February 2017
  • ISBN 9789241511117
  • Language English
  • Pages 142 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.25"

This publication presents the results of a survey of the quality of 13 essential but overlooked life-saving commodities identified by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. The survey had two objectives: to determine products of good quality already available in selected 49 of the world's poorest countries identified under the "Every Woman Every Child" (EWEC) movement, and to evaluate the quality of target medicines collected at the first level of the distribution chain. The survey provided a snapshot picture of the quality of the sampled products and generated information about the availability of the target medicines in selected countries.

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