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Contraceptives to find their place on essential medicine list soon

 - Local - Feb 27
As part of a new sexual health strategy with a more holistic approach, Health Minister Chris Fearne hinted at contraceptives being placed on the essential medicine list. The strategy hasn’t been updated in ten years, but this new incentive could see the statements made by activities be given fruition.
 
According to WHO, essential medicines are ‘those that satisfy the priority health needs of the population’ and qualify to make it to the list in consideration of evidence of clinical efficacy and safety, cost-effectiveness, disease prevalence and public health relevance.
 
Contraceptives have had a sore history in Malta, but this measure might see the country being stocked with them to address any requirement.
 
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