Denis Kibira How to Monitor to Medicines prices
Objectives of presentation <ul><li>Understand to what extent  medicine prices impact on the challenges of access to medici...
Why do Medicine Prices Matter? <ul><li>Variation for different medicines for the same disease/condition </li></ul><ul><li>...
What can be Done? Apr-09 WHO and Health Action International Uganda started measuring medicine prices in 2004 11 other cou...
<ul><li>Systematic sampling of medicines outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Prices of global and country-specific commonly used med...
Price differs even for the ‘cheapest’ drug SP in Africa: US$0.20 – US$2.75
Findings:  <ul><li>Price trends of key antimalarial medicines in the private sector 2007-2008 </li></ul>Apr-09
Cont’d <ul><li>Affordability of treatment for diabetes, hypertension and pediatric acute respiratory tract infection   </l...
Thank you! <ul><li>Questions, comments …???? </li></ul>Apr-09 MeTA Uganda
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Presentation on understanding to what extent medicine prices impact on the challenges of access to medicines in a country, by Denis Kibira, HEPS Uganda, during MeTA CSO workshop, April 2009.

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  • Title of presentation 26/06/09 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 26/06/09 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 26/06/09 MeTA
  • How to monitor medicine prices

    1. 1. Denis Kibira How to Monitor to Medicines prices
    2. 2. Objectives of presentation <ul><li>Understand to what extent medicine prices impact on the challenges of access to medicines in a country </li></ul><ul><li>Inform policy makers when selecting alternative policy options to improve accessibility (affordability and availability) of medicines </li></ul>Apr-09 MeTA CSO Workshop
    3. 3. Why do Medicine Prices Matter? <ul><li>Variation for different medicines for the same disease/condition </li></ul><ul><li>Variation by generic /originator </li></ul><ul><li>Variation by sectors/outlet type </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on family income </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaria expenditure up to $25/year Uganda (direct) </li></ul></ul>Apr-09
    4. 4. What can be Done? Apr-09 WHO and Health Action International Uganda started measuring medicine prices in 2004 11 other countries in Africa
    5. 5. <ul><li>Systematic sampling of medicines outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Prices of global and country-specific commonly used medicines </li></ul><ul><li>Predetermined dosage forms and strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Originator brand and lowest priced generic </li></ul><ul><li>Local prices compared to international reference price </li></ul><ul><li>Price Components mapped from manufacturer to patient </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability assessed for common courses of treatment – acute and chronic </li></ul>WHO/HAI approach Apr-09
    6. 6. Price differs even for the ‘cheapest’ drug SP in Africa: US$0.20 – US$2.75
    7. 7. Findings: <ul><li>Price trends of key antimalarial medicines in the private sector 2007-2008 </li></ul>Apr-09
    8. 8. Cont’d <ul><li>Affordability of treatment for diabetes, hypertension and pediatric acute respiratory tract infection </li></ul>Apr-09
    9. 9. Thank you! <ul><li>Questions, comments …???? </li></ul>Apr-09 MeTA Uganda

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