by Christoph Spennemann, Ermias Biadgleng, James Zhan et al.
Joint publication by the GIZ Global Project “Access to Medicines” and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 2017
Done rightly, local pharmaceutical manufacturing can be an important part of a country’s health system by shortening supply chains, building emergency capacity and aligning production specifics more with the domestic population. So, how do policy makers ensure that local pharmaceutical production is supported without undermining the public health need for affordable (imported) medicines? And how do states match their ambition with their commitments to the rules of international trade? The “Tool Box for Policy Coherence in Access to Medicines and Local Pharmaceutical Production” gives answers for policy makers and development professionals. In line with its title, the document offers hands-on policy advice, with many case studies and a tableau of solutions to specific problems.