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Session: Meeting the Pharmaceuticals Access Scale-up Challenge
3127.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting the Pharmaceuticals Access Scale-up Challenge
The challenge of achieving service delivery at a large scale is one that has been a constant challenge for health planners and policy makers. This is very much the case for complex elements of service delivery such as the provision of essential medicines. In this session we look at the underlying challenges of getting medicines to more people and what this means at a global and a country level. We conclude with presenting an analysis that makes it clear that scaling up is not simply about doing small things bigger, but about taking innovative approaches.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Keith Johnson, MS
10:30 AMIntroduction: Getting medicines to the people who need them--Is it simply a case of making more money available?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH
10:40 AMCountry perspective: National pharmaceutical supply systems are facing unparalleled demands
Eva Ombaka
11:00 AMWHO Perspective: Scaling up requires radical new thinking and partnerships in pharmaceutical management
M. Precious Matsoso
11:20 AMMoving forward: Scaling up requires innovative new approaches and systems
James Rankin
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA