G8 Evian Action Plan on Health

Sectors : Health systems, medicines and regulation
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2003
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Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

“3. Access to medicines

3.1 Building on strengthened health systems, in partnership with others, including public−private partnerships, we will work to develop an integrated approach that will facilitate the availability and take−up of discounted medicines for the poorest in a manner that is fair, efficient and sustainable... ...We will also work with developing countries to encourage greater uptake of such offers of free and discounted drugs, as are now being made. We support and encourage developing countries to contribute to the goal of affordable medicines by reducing their tariffs and fees on discounted and donated products.

3.2 We will take the steps necessary to prevent the diversion of those medicines away from the countries or regions for which they were intended. We call on recipient governments to do the same and we undertake to provide technical support to assist them to do so. We will not use the preferential prices offered to the developing world as benchmarks for pharmaceutical products on our own markets.”

Scope: 
International