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Use Public-Private Partnerships To Improve Access To Essential Health Products

A new report (.pdf) from the International Vaccine Access Center “asks why products like Coca Cola can reach remote villages in developing nations while essential medicines like antibiotics cannot always be found,” according to an IVAC press release. The report, titled, “Improving Access to Essential Medicines Through Public-Private Partnership,” “documents the poor availability of essential health products (EHPs) in sub-Saharan Africa and explores how to improve EHP distribution via collaborations with the private sector” (6/20).

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