In resource-poor settings, the availability of skin-condition treatments is affected by the cost of medicines.3
Globally, skin conditions are receiving more attention and relevant medications have been included on the WHO List of Essential Medicines.3
Sandoz is a global leader in anti-infectives. Close co-operation with Novartis and decades of experience allow us to set industry standards for quality and continuity of supply.4 We actively work to ensure a broad portfolio is always available.4
Sandoz South Africa provides antibiotics and OTC anti-fungal medication listed in the WHO List of Essential Medicines for the treatment of skin infections.5 6 7 8 This list of cost-effective medications is critical for both reducing the socioeconomic burden of skin diseases and increasing access to care.3
Tognetti L, Martinelli C, Berti S, et al. Bacterial Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: Review of the Epidemiology, Microbiology, Aetiopathogenesis and Treatment: A Collaboration between Dermatologists and Infectivologists. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012;26(8):931-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04416.x.
Havlickova B, Czaika VA, Friedrich M. Epidemiological trends in skin mycoses worldwide. Mycoses 2008;51(Suppl 4):2‐15.
Seth D, Cheldize K, Brown D, et al. Global Burden of Skin Disease: Inequities and Innovations. Curr Derm Rep. 2017;6(3):204-210. doi:10.1007/s13671-017-0192-7
WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines: Adults [Online]. World Health Organization. Cited 31 Aug 2021. Available from: https://www.who.int/groups/expert-committee-on-selection-and-use-of-essential-medicines/essential-medicines-lists
WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines: Children [Online]. World Health Organization. Cited 31 Aug 2021. Available from: https://www.who.int/groups/expert-committee-on-selection-and-use-of-essential-medicines/essential-medicines-lists
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