a. The aim of the National Drug Policy is to provide essential drugs to those who need them, at the lowest price consistent with good quality.
b. Requirements for financial resources will be based on careful estimation of the total quantities of drugs needed in the country through all sources: Ministry of Health, parastatals, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's), private wholesalers and pharmacies, including the cost of local production.
c. The policy will be directed towards involvement of different governmental, parastatal, private organisations and individuals where justifiable, and towards partial financing of drug supplies.
d. The Ministry of Health will work in close collaboration with all interested parties, including the Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industries & Trade, the Bank of Tanzania, so that due priority is given to financing of essential drugs for the nation.