National Essential Medicines List of Afghanistan


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, with a core working group 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, delegating the in-depth revision of certain parts of the EML and LML to different subcommittees, drawing in the contribution of a still larger group of experts from the different MoPH task forces, training institutes, NGOs, and international organizations.