Essential medicines for children

Better Medicines for Children:
Country implementation


A number of baseline assessments on the pharmaceutical sector have been completed which will provide evidence to support policy decision-making on medicines for children.

Child-specific medicine prices, availability and affordability

Domestic production

DTC peer review workshop

Literature review

Quality of care

Supply chain


The establishment of Essential Medicines Lists for children in two states, Orissa and Chattisgarh is currently under way. The Indian Academy of Paediatrics is also reviewing a list for implementation at a national level. This will allow for better selection and procurement of child medicines based on specific needs. Pricing and availability studies of medicines for children in both states have been completed.

United Republic of Tanzania

Domestic production

Prices and availability

Quality of care

Survey tools

Implementation team meeting reports

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