Essential Medicines: Accessibility with Price Transparency
Welcome to the Price Information Exchange (PIE) for selected medicines in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization.
We have established this source of price information exchange as recommended in the Regional Strategy for Improving Access to Essential Medicines in the Western Pacific Region (2005-2010). The aim of the website is to provide comparative information on procurement prices for selected medicines across the Western Pacific Region that countries can use to influence actions to make medicines more affordable and in negotiating with suppliers.
This website lists procurement prices in the public sector for selected medicines in participating countries in the Western Pacific Region. The first set of data was collected from 18 participating countries between May and June 2009. The information was processed by the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Manila – Telehealth Center.