Target 9: Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD
Together, we will work to achieve the following target by 2025:
Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD
Without effective medicines and essential diagnostic and monitoring equipment made available at health facilities to treat non-communicable diseases (NCD), patients will suffer short and long term adverse effects from their disease. Sustainable health-care financing, health policies that safeguard equitable access, adequate and reliable procurement systems for basic health technologies and essential NCD medicines, training of healthcare workers, and evidence-based treatment guidelines and protocols are all necessary for effective management of NCD.
- Department of Health: Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme
- Food and Health Bureau: Primary Care Development Strategy
- Hospital Authority: General Outpatient Clinic Public Private Partnership Program
- World Health Organization: NCDs - Policy briefs - Improve Access to Technologies and Medicines to Treat NCDs