Untangling the web of price reductions: a pricing guide for the purchase of ARVs for developing countries

Countries: when negotiating prices with companies. NGOs and civil society groups: for advocacy purposes.

Pricing, Procurement

  • Sub-categories HIV/AIDS
  • Commodities Medicines
  • Latest update 2011
  • Version 14th edition
  • Developed by MSF
  • When to use Countries: when negotiating prices with companies. NGOs and civil society groups: for advocacy purposes.
  • Languages English
  • Level of use Central, District, Facility, Regional
  • Form PDF document, 3MB and online
  • Amount of training / TA required None
  • Inputs & outputs Inputs: none. Outputs: Comparative prices of originator and generic ARVs, conditions of offers for differential pricing from manufacturers to countries, manufacturer contact information.
  • Cost Free
  • Advantages Free and widely distributed, and simple to use in a table format. Electronic update posted on website when there is a change in information. Individualised graphs for each product allows to see evolution of prices. Provides summaries of access issues as relevant.
  • Limitations Does not include detailed information about the quality of the products. Prices are those offered by companies and are not the same at country level due to other add-ons such local taxes, distributor mark-ups etc. Some companies may not market the product in certain countries.
  • Availability English version: http://utw.msfaccess.org/downloads/331 Archive: http://utw.msfaccess.org/downloads
  • Remarks Contact: Janice Lee (MSF)
  • Contact janice.lee@geneva.msf.org
  • Submission date 2012-06-18 15:58:25