Dr. Marcus M. Reidenberg was elected chair of the 17th World Health Organization Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines at its meeting at WHO headquarters March 23-27, 2009. The WHO Essential Medicines Concept is that medicines meeting the priority medical needs of a country must be made available to everyone in that country. The Expert Committee prepares a model list of the medicines it deems essential. Procurement lists of medicines based on this list are then used by all the UN agencies like UNICEF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), and most of the other non-governmental organizations donating drugs. Many countries' national health services also use this model list for advice for their own procurement systems.
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Mar 23, 2009