As well as defining the "pillars" of access to medicines, we’ll explore what’s being done to guarantee that patients in the developing world get the affordable, available, accessible, and high quality meds they need. We’ll also analyze how a range of actors are addressing access issues and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
by Flavie Halais
An estimated 2 billion people lack access to essential medicines, most of them living in Asia and Africa, according to the World Health Organization. While progress has been made in the past three decades, thanks in part to a renewed focus placed on diseases such as HIV and AIDS, malaria and polio, much remains to be done to ensure access to treatment for all.
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