Strategic Fund: Access to quality medicines and health supplies in the Americas [Brochure]
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The Strategic Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is a regional mechanism for pooled procurement of essential medicines and strategic public health supplies for the countries of the Americas. The purpose of the Fund is to improve access to quality, safe and effective medicines and health supplies, while ensuring affordability, and promoting efficient and sustainable health systems. The Strategic Fund is a central component of the PAHO’s strategy to move towards universal health.
The Strategic Fund also works with the countries of the Americas to strengthen demand planning and the organization of national supply management systems while facilitating timely access to health supplies and ensuring continued availability of these essential products. Since its creation in 2000, the Strategic Fund has contributed to the strengthening and sustainability of health systems, positioning itself as the regional mechanism for procuring medicines and priority supplies for public health.