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India is known as the pharmacy of the world but 65% of Indians have no access to essential medicines. This video explains how the State of Rajasthan in India is tackling the problem by promoting generic medicines and providing these free of charge in the public sector.
Poor-quality, or “substandard”, medicines threaten patients and public health in developing countries.
Vaccines have contributed to some of the greatest public health successes of the past century, averting 2.5 million child deaths every year and millions more bouts of illness and dis
Access to medicines poses a critical challenge in developing countries: prices are high, and new or adapted medicines and vaccines to address diseases of the developing world are lacking.