Medicamentalia - Third World Treatments ¿First World Prices?
Medicamentalia is a field research and data journalism investigation from Civio Foundation, a Spanish not-for-profit news organization with the mission of increasing government transparency and accountability through the use of information technologies and data journalism. The main output is a compiled and analysed database which reflects the differences in access to 14 drugs deemed as essential by the WHO in 61 countries, most of them developing countries. How many hours of work needs a Haitian or Ethiopian to pay for the most common antibiotic? To answer this, we looked at two relative values: the relationship of the overall cost with international referenced price and, more important, working-hours needed by the citizens of each country to buy the full treatment.