Joint Letter to the 66th World Health Assembly: Follow - up of the report of the CEWG
A coalition of over 40 health NGOs urge the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Member States to exercise leadership, ambition and innovative thinking in developing new paradigms to take forward the work of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) in reconciling the objectives of stimulating medical innovation and ensuring access for all at this year’s 66th WHA in Geneva 21-28 May
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Can EU Citizens Afford their Medicines? The Economic Crisis and Access to Medicines in Europe
On 16 May 2013, EPHA with the cooperation of HAI Europe, PGEU, TACD, EATG and EAHP has organised the event “Can EU Citizens Afford their Medicines? The Economic Crisis and Access to Medicines in Europe” in the European Parliament, Brussels. This meeting was hosted by Mr Alejandro Cercas, MEP (S&D) and by the S&D Group.
This high-level meeting revolved around various political processes linked with the economic crisis. Some of the topics discussed will be the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, as well as pharmaceutical legislation aiming to ensure that people living in Europe have access to a wide range of quality and affordable medicines. The gathering has served to assess the impact of cost-containment policies put in place in some EU member states and participants debated which role new innovation models and instruments could play in ensuring the affordability of medicines.
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