The future of global access to medicines
Access to medicine is an essential piece to people-centered health care. Devex — in partnership with Management Sciences for Health — is launching Access to Medicines, a three week-long campaign that will analyze and amplify discussion on global access to medicines. Throughout the campaign, we will examine the challenges of access, identify how stakeholders can maximize investments and explore the future of medicine innovation in order to save lives, empower communities and build resilient health systems.
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.
Photo Credit: Warren Zelman / Tsion Issayas, MSH