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close this bookThe use of essential drugs: Eight report of the WHO Expert Committee (WHO, 1998, 84 p.)
close this folder8. Essential drugs and primary health care
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View the document8.1 Existing systems of medicine
View the document8.2 The national health infrastructure
View the document8.3 The pattern of endemic disease
View the document8.4 Supplies
View the document8.5 Medicinal drug promotion

8.4 Supplies

Continuity of essential drug supplies and information must be assured. It is especially important that drugs be distributed and stored correctly. For example, the cold chain must be maintained for drugs requiring this type of care, such as insulin and vaccines.