The availability and affordability of essential medicines for non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
- Type: Poster
- By: DABARE, Panthihage Ruvini (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Allied Health Sciences, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
- Co-author(s): Wanigatunge, Chandani (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
Beneragama, Hemantha (Division of Medical Technology and Supplies,Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Background: Every patient has a right to access medicine. Low availability and low affordability of drugs are issues that deny this right to a significant population. The aim of study was to investigate the availability and affordability of essential medicines (EM) prescribed to treat non communicable diseases (NCD) in Sri Lanka (SL). Setting:.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.