Why we need to improve access to medicine

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Access to medicine is a critical component of healthcare and has far-reaching consequences for individuals and societies. It not only promotes health and well-being but also contributes to economic development, social equity, and global health security. It is a fundamental right and a key focus of healthcare systems and public health efforts worldwide.

Impacting individuals and society

The impact of low access to medicine can have far-reaching consequences on individuals, communities, and healthcare systems. This lack of access to essential medications can result in several significant effects, such as health inequity, increased morbidity and mortality, higher healthcare costs, reduced productivity, strain on healthcare systems, social, and economic impact.

Access to medicine brings health, hope, and opportunity. It is a fundamental aspect of healthcare that not only supports individual health but also contributes to social and economic development, public health, and overall human progress.

Access to medicine brings health, hope, and opportunity.

Striking a balance

Improving access to medicine is a multifaceted challenge that requires cooperation among governments, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, international organisations, and civil society. It is an ongoing process involving strategies, policies, and collaborations at the local, national, and international levels. It is essential to strike a balance between encouraging innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and ensuring that life-saving and essential medicines are accessible to those who need them, regardless of their financial status or geographic location.

On the agenda

We’re glad this topic is on the official agenda of COP28. Throughout COP28 we will bring together all the key actors in this transition in a series of events to forge the connections and alliances that will allow these innovative financial solutions to emerge and spread. The key stakeholders will include policymakers, governments, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, international organisations, and civil society.

So, that’s why we need to improve access to medicine.

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Patrick Filius

Chief Impact Officer

Chief Impact Officer

patrick.filius@impactstewards.com