Operational Principles for Good Pharmaceutical Procurement Essential Drugs

It is recognized that public sector procurement may be managed in a variety of ways, ranging from total in-house systems, through various autonomous or semi-autonomous procurement agencies, to total privatization.

This document introduces four strategic objectives and twelve operational principles, which are applicable to each of those variations, for good pharmaceutical procurement.

Planning & Budgeting, Pricing, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Quantification

  • Sub-categories HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Malaria, Reproductive health, TB
  • Commodities Medicines
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  • When to use It is recognized that public sector procurement may be managed in a variety of ways, ranging from total in-house systems, through various autonomous or semi-autonomous procurement agencies, to total privatization. This document introduces four strategic objectives and twelve operational principles, which are applicable to each of those variations, for good pharmaceutical procurement.
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  • Availability English version: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/whozip49e/whozip49e.pdf French version: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s2223f/s2223f.pdf Spanish version: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s2221s/s2221s.pdf
  • Remarks Comments on this document are actively solicited and can be submitted to: The Director, Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy, World Health Organization
  • Contact edmdoccentre@who.ch
  • Submission date 2012-05-21 15:35:50