Access to Lifesaving Medicines
Providing Global Access to Drugs for Chronic Diseases
Sunny led policy engineering and design to modernize the World Health Organization Essential Medicines List, a listing of the 400-plus most important medicines globally. The work has led to new essential medicines for heart diseases, diabetes, leukemias, breast cancers, and mental illness being added to the Essential Medicines List and strengthened diffusion of these essential medicines in countries worldwide. Seven out of 10 countries examined have adopted these policy recommendations.
What causes the access gap with respect to lifesaving essential noncommunicable disease medicines and what can be done to close the gap
Jordan Jarvis and Sandeep Kishore discuss the expansion of WHO’s “essential medicines” list to include some high-priced cancer medications and the potential impact it may have on accessibility
When the World Health Organisation added 16 new anti-cancer medicines to the model list of essential medicines, the YP-CDN headed by Sandeep Kishore was elated