a. The aim of national production will be to produce essential drugs in sufficient quantities to meet the national demand. Priority will be given to those used to treat the main diseases of Tanzania.
b. Public and private pharmaceutical manufacturers will work in consonance to produce the quantities of essential drugs without unnecessary competition, using the most economic methods.
c. Prior to achieving self-sufficiency for all the essential drugs needed, the local pharmaceutical industries will Use their capacity to produce a limited number of vital drugs to satisfy demand.
d. An effective co-ordination of national production will involve intersectoral inputs from the Ministries of Health, Finance and Industries &Trade, the Bank of Tanzania and private pharmaceutical companies. The Ministry of Health will coordinate these activities.