• Summary – Report of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities 07-08-2014

Summary - Report of the UNCOLSC

The following summary report is a snapshot of avoidable causes of death, identified commodities that address them, barriers to their use and the potential impact of innovative action. The three main barriers identified by the Commission are: ineffective regulation, within sufficient resources leading to delays, poor quality oversight and general inefficiencies; limited supplies of high-quality products because manufacturers have no incentive to sell their products in particular countries or fail to produce sufficient quantities; and user supply and demand challenges such as low demand by end-users, local delivery and distribution breakdowns and incorrect prescription and use.