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Essential Medicines In Developing Countries Could Cost $1-2 Per Person Per Month, Lancet Commission Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Monthly cost of providing key drugs could be $1-2 per person: experts
“Essential medicines could be provided for as little as $1-$2 a month per person in developing countries, experts said on Monday as they called on governments to boost efforts to ensure everyone can access basic health care. Although global spending on medicines is about eight times this amount, one in five countries spends less than $1 per month per person, according to the first analysis of the cost of providing key drugs by The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines…” (Mis, 11/7).

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