Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Median availability of selected generic medicines

Situation and trends

The availability of essential medicines at public health facilities is often poor. For selected generic medicines, availability was only 37.7% and 46.0% in the public sector of low- and middle-income countries respectively. Availability is better in the private sector but also sub-optimal at 70.0% and 71.7% in low- and middle-income countries.

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