This map shows where people with access to essential and affordable medicines live. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines essential medicines as those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. The WHO states that these should be available in adequate amounts, with assured quality and accompanying information, at prices that are affordable to the community and individuals.
Of the total world population, 69% have access to affordable essential drugs. That means 1.9 billion people live without access to these drugs.