National Licensed Medicines List of Afghanistan

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Given the quick development and expansion of the health service delivery system in Afghanistan since 2003, the need for updating the EML became urgent. The MoPH constituted a National Medicine Selection Committee (NMSC) in 2012, consisting of clinical and pharmaceutical experts from the MoPH, major hospitals, teaching institutes, international agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. The working group met regularly, and individual committee members took responsibility for the in-depth revision of certain parts of the LML with subcommittees, enlarging the consultative process to an even larger group of experts from the different MoPH task forces, training institutes, NGOs, and international organizations.