Global Medicines Program



The mission of the Global Medicines Program is to improve the use, safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and affordability of medicines in resource-poor countries.

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The Global Medicines Program provides advanced training in global medicines research and policy both at the University of Washington and in the field.

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The Global Medicines Program works to promote access to safe, cost-effective medicines and pharmacy services through research, training, and policy to improve health and health systems across the globe. Projects include:

  • Safety of new medicines and vaccines for neglected diseases introduced directly into developing countries
  • Product quality issues, including falsified and substandard drugs
  • Emergence of drug resistant infections
  • Pharmacy workforce shortages
  • Cost effectiveness of medicines and health technologies

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