Good procurement practices for artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines

March 2010


Wolrd Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 108 (English), 124 (French)
Publication date: 2010 (English), 2011 (French)
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 9789241598927 (English), 9789242598926 (French)



This practical manual guides the selection and procurement of safe and effective artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines meeting international quality standards through a concise 16-steps comprising checklist. It aims to improve the capacities of national and international procurement officers in understanding key quality elements and their essential documentation. The manual covers all aspects of the procurement cycle, putting special emphasize on product specifications and the evaluation of product quality.