Understanding markets in order to improve access to essential medicines and other health products

September 22, 2017


PATH recently published the resource¬†Markets Matter Advocacy Guide.¬†This guide can be used by health advocates to learn how to strengthen markets to improve access to essential health products. The resource, which is part of PATH’s Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impact series, contains an overview of market actors and identifies policies and advocacy entry points for civil society. It also provides examples of how advocates have engaged in market issues to bring about change with:

1) National medicine policies
2) Health product regulation
3) Policies affecting provision of health products by private pharmacies and drug shops
4) Public-sector procurement policies
5) Taxes and duties on essential health products

Access Markets Matter Advocacy Guide: How advocates can strengthen markets to improve access to essential health products, PATH, 2017