Thursday, July 25, 2013

Universal Health Care and Access to Medicine - A Policy Dialogue

TheDepartment of Health (DOH) today declared that an improved access toinexpensive and quality medicines is a critical component of this administration’sUniversal Health Care agenda.

“Universal access to medicine is anindispensible component of Universal Health Care or Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP); hence, we will pursue measures toimprove access to medicines,” said Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona, adding thatthis has been a resounding battle cry not only by the Department but also byindividuals, institutions and sectors that are pushing for KP in the country.