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close this bookUpdate on Country Activities, Presented at the First Meeting of the Contact Group (UNAIDS, 2000, 61 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentSlide 1: Roles of countries and the UN in accelerating access to care and support
View the documentSlide 2: A reminder of what we advocate: an essential care package
View the documentSlide 3: PLUS: Care activities of intermediate complexity or cost
View the documentSlide 4: PLUS: Care activities of high complexity or cost
View the documentSlide 5: Country process
View the documentSlide 6: Action plan
View the documentSlide 7: Access to HIV-Related Drugs (UN Strategy)
View the documentSlide 8: Swaziland
View the documentSlide 9: Senegal
View the documentSlide 10: Uganda
View the documentSlide 11: Linkage with other UN initiatives
View the documentSlide 12
View the documentSlide 13

Slide 7: Access to HIV-Related Drugs (UN Strategy)

Access to HIV-Related Drugs
(UN Strategy)

· Rational selection and use

- e.g. through treatment guidelines based on evidence on drug efficacy, safety, quality, cost

· Affordable prices

- Information - competition - negotiation - reduction of duties, taxes, and distribution costs

· Sustainable financing

- Additional - not from prevention

· Reliable health and supply systems

- E.g through improved distribution systems for drugs, accreditation of health facilities, and quality assurance

The plan would indicate which approaches the government would use to make drugs more affordable,

but also

1. How their rational use will be supported, e.g. through training of health care workers, and the creation of an enabling environment that maximises adherence to therapy,

2. How the health system and the purchase of drugs will be financed, and

3. And how the health system would be strengthened to deliver services of an increased complexity to more clients.

These areas are also part of the UN strategy on access to drugs, described in one of your background papers.