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Strong Regulation of Medical Products: Cornerstone of Public Health and Regional Health Security
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-09-30)
National regulatory agencies (NRAs) are the gatekeepers of the supply chain of medical products such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices. It is through registration with an NRA that a manufacturer brings products to market. Post marketing surveillance ...
Portable Screening Devices for Medicine Quality: Putting Power into the Hands of Regulators in Low-Resource Settings
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-10-15)
Across Asia and the Pacific, countries are striving to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)—equitable access to quality medical care without undue financial hardship—in order to meet their population’s right to health. The quality medical care ...
Building Capacity for Geo-Enabling Health Information Systems: Supporting Equitable Health Services and Well-Being For ALL
(Asian Development Bank, 2018-02-28)
Universal health coverage (UHC)—equitable access to quality health services without undue financial hardship—is the stated aim of almost every country in Asia and the Pacific. The effective management and use of geospatial data and technologies (GST, ...
Strong Supply Chains Transform Public Health: By ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of medicines and commodities, supply chains support healthy populations and regional health security
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-11-30)
Health commodity supply chains are a critical element of a well-functioning health system and a vital input to advancing national and regional health security goals. Health security is a key issue in Asia and the Pacific due to the region’s vulnerability ...
Digital Health Infrastructure: The Backbone of Surveillance for Malaria Elimination: Strong health information systems hold the key to ending malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion
(Asian Development Bank, 2016-10-30)
Elimination of malaria is not only technically feasible but also a public health imperative. With millions of people at risk from the disease across Asia and the Pacific, and malaria imposing an even bigger burden in Africa, the race is on to eliminate ...
Getting Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
(Asian Development Bank, 2021-02-28)
This policy brief discusses the state of play in vaccine procurement and distribution in Asia and the Pacific, as well as the challenges posed in distribution and logistics, including vaccine storage and cold chain management. Policy implications follow, ...