New WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritization, and optimal access for patients. The two lists have added: five cancer therapies, three new antibiotics for the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections, 12 tests to detect a wide range of solid tumors and additional general tests.

Around the world, more than 150 countries use WHO’s Essential Medicines List to guide decisions about which medicines represent the best value for money, based on evidence and health impact…..more