The Mapping of Productive Capacity of Medicines and Health Supplies of the South American Region was launched01/09/2018 | Source: - Author:
Last Monday, January 8, the consultancy for the implementation of the project of the UNASUR Fund of Common Initiatives "Mapping of Regional Capacities of Production of Medicines and Supplies in Health and Mapping of Medicine Policies" started working. The objective of the project is to analyze the public and private capacities of the production of medicines and strategic supplies in the UNASUR countries. This will provide information to the Technical Group on Universal Access to Medicines of the UNASUR South American Health Council (GAUMU) to make recommendations aimed at strengthening the coordination of productive capacities in the region.
The specific objectives of the consultancy are:
- Contextualize the medicines production, distribution and dispensing that coexist in the health systems of the countries that are part of the UNASUR region.
- Identify the medicines and supplies for the countries of the UNASUR region and their potential demand.
- Identify and characterize the regional supply of these medicines and strategic inputs.
- Identify and characterize the existing supply of public medicines and inputs in the countries of the UNASUR region, including aspects related to production and compliance with manufacturing and quality standards, among others.
- Identify those critical aspects deemed as factors responsible for causing the lack or insufficiency of regional production.
- Identify critical aspects that are seen as negative factors on interregional trade, bearing in mind their potential impact on sustainable access to safe, quality-assured and affordable medicines.
As the Executing Entity of the project, ISAGS will support GAUMU for the successful implementation of the project, which is of great relevance to the South American region in its drive to count as Universal Health Systems, recognizing health as a fundamental right of its population.
According to the deadlines for project execution, results are expected to be achieved by the end of 2018.