WHO Essential Medicines Library


About the WHO Library on Essential Medicines

The WHO Library on Essential Medicines provides a single point of entry for information about all medicines currently listed on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

For each medicine on the List, there are links to clinical evidence about efficacy and safety, WHO or other clinical guidelines, and price information.  For medicines that have been deleted from the List, the section on historical changes provides the rationale for changes.

In this edition of the Library and Formulary, a new database links the List and Formulary information on a single page.
It is possible to download only the Formulary information to be used to develop a national or sub-national edition.
The manual is available in PDF and Word (ZIP)

Please send any comments, suggestions or amendments to modelformulary@who.int.