Essential Medicines for Noncommunicable Diseases Available through the PAHO Strategic Fund

Essential Medicines for Noncommunicable Diseases Available through the PAHO Strategic Fund

OVERVIEW

The Pan American Health Organization’s Revolving Fund for Strategic Public Health Supplies (Strategic Fund) helps ensure the availability of essential medicines for noncommunicable diseases, including palliative care medicines, at a competitive price for all countries. The Strategic Fund is an integrated pooled procurement mechanism, and the products purchased through the Strategic Fund meet international standards in safety, efficacy, and quality. This brochure presents information on the medications and their formulations available through the Strategic Fund for noncommunicable diseases, summarized by category: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and palliative care. The brochure includes examples of price reductions achieved by the Strategic Fund for key essential medicines, ensuring competitive prices for these for Latin America and the Caribbean.