Essential Medicines for Children

  title={Essential Medicines for Children},
  author={K. Hoppu},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics},
  • K. Hoppu
  • Published 2017
  • Business, Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Essential Medicines as those that satisfy the priority healthcare needs of the population. The right to essential medicines has been considered an important component of the right to health. In the name of equity, children should also have access to appropriate, available, affordable, and quality essential medicines they need, but children's essential medicines are too often missing. 
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