Number of Days of Wage Income Needed by the Lowest-Paid Government Worker to Pay for 30 Days of Drug Treatment for an Adult with Hypertension and a Child with Asthma during the Period 2007-2011

Source: World Health Organization/Health Action International, using data from medicine price and availability surveys undertaken from 2007 to 2011 using the WHO/HAI standard methodology, available from http://www.haiweb.org/medicineprices. Note: OB stands for originator brand and LPG is the lowest-priced generic equivalent. The dosages for hypertension and asthma, respectively, are Captopril 25 mg tab x 2/day and Salbutamol inhaler 100mcg/ dose, 200 doses. Prices for medicines used for these estimates refer to those of private health facilities.

Source: United Nations: The Global Partnership for Development: Making Rhetoric a Reality