top of page


At Unimed, we aim to increase equitable access to essential healthcare and medical commodities globally, ensuring these can reach those who need them most at the right times.

While many are fortunately able to buy over the counter drugs as and when needed, official data from the World Health Organization shows that nearly 2 billion people have no access to basic medicines, meaning that those suffering from health problems might not be able to treat them or even relieve pain.

Unimed regularly partners with like-minded aid agencies, development organisations and research institutions in an effort to improve the living standards of these populations in need, sourcing and delivering healthcare supplies such as OTC drugs.

What Are Examples of OTC Drugs?


Over the counter (OTC) drugs or non-prescription medicines are used to treat minor health problems, such as coughs and colds, migraines, allergies, aches and pain. Common over the counter drugs include:

  • Acetaminophen

  • Antacids

  • Decongestants

  • Laxatives

  • Antihistamines

  • Aspirin

The Value of Over the Counter Medicines


OTC medicines play a vital role in improving the quality of life of many. With minor health issues affecting a large portion of a country’s population on a regular basis, OTC drugs allow individuals to self-treat certain conditions and prevent them from worsening, enabling many to manage recurring or chronic pain.

Experts have already recognised the value of OTC medicines in developing countries – the majority of their populations may not have access to health services altogether, or may struggle to receive care in the absence of life-threatening illnesses.

This also means public access to OTC medicines helps reduce the number of individuals seeking professional medical care, saving both consumers and healthcare systems money.

Enlisting the Help of Experts in Procurement


As a renowned distributor of both basic and more complex healthcare and medical supplies, Unimed can help source and deliver a variety of over the counter drugs, working flexibly to meet the needs of clients.

Following the UN Supplier Code of Conduct, Unimed prioritises integrity and transparency, with the ultimate aim to support a healthier world and promote the accessibility of essential medical supplies.

Unimed has supplied quality, affordable essential medical commodities including over the counter drugs to over 44 countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, partnering with aid and charitable organisations to support humanitarian relief missions and humanitarian aid projects.

How We Work

Get in Touch

Are you looking for a specific product, set of products or bespoke kits? We will work collaboratively with our manufacturers and suppliers to obtain the medical supplies you need quickly and effectively.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to enquire about our products and services

bottom of page