Facts about access to pain relief



2-page fact-sheet

Download our fact sheet: Fact sheet.pdf



Interactive map

World map

We have created an interactive map with data on the need and demand for pain relief around the world.

Look at the map here





Facts by country

Download 2-page fact sheets with data for a particular country: Country reports



Regulation of narcotics

Many essential pain medicines are narcotics regulated by the International Narcotics Control Board. Learn about their regulation here.

References

  1. WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines [Internet]. WHO. 2011 [cited 2012 Jan 4].
  2. World Health Organization. Cancer Pain Relief with a Guide to Opioid Availability. Geneva: WHO; 1996.
  3. United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Narcotic Drugs: Estimated World Requirements for 2013-Statistics for 2011 [E/INCB/2012/1] [Internet]. 2013.