World Health Organisation (WHO) Model List of Essential Medicines

The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines is a list of the minimum medicine needs for a basic health care system. The list has been updated every two years since 1977. The current version, the 17th list, dates from March 2011. It contains over 350 medicines.


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Partnership types

Provision of services / personnel

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical

Goods categories

Medicine & health