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Where do Roche Policies Apply?


Roche prioritises the UN defined ‘least developed’ countries. 6 These are countries that fulfil the following criteria:

  • Low-income (based on three-year average estimate of the gross domestic product per capita between $750 and $900)
  • Human resource weakness (based on a quality of life index including nutrition, health, education and adult literacy)
  • Economic vulnerability (based on a composite economic vulnerability index)

Click here to view United Nations list of least developed countries

Roche policies are also applicable to countries defined by the World Bank as low income ($825 or less) and lower middle income ($826-$3,255) based on their gross national income (GNI) per capita. 6

Click here to view World Bank list of low income and lower middle income countries


Countries eligible for Roche’s pricing policy

Countries eligible to purchase Roche no profit (red) and reduced price (green/yellow) HIV protease inhibitor medicines November 2005 - Click here to view map




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