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The Access to Medicine Foundation stimulates and guides pharmaceutical companies to do more for the people living in low- and middle-income countries without access to medicine.

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New online: the case for fixing the global antibiotic market

White Paper on Antibiotic Shortages, Stockouts and Scarcity

This new white paper unpacks why antibiotic supply chains are failing and how this will have a global impact on basic healthcare. It makes the case for fixing the antibiotic market through coordinated action by governments, regulators and industry.

Access to Medicine Index gains first Japanese signatory investor

08 Jun 2018
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings is the latest investor to publicly endorse the Access to Medicine Index, becoming the 68th signatory to the Index investor statement. The Tokyo-based company manages assets of USD 497 billion.

Foundation to co-host events at WHO World Health Assembly

18 May 2018
The Foundation will co-host two during the WHO’s 71st annual World Health Assembly (WHA). On Tuesday 22 May, speakers will explore game changers in global health; on Wednesday 23 May, the focus is on the big questions surrounding access to quality medicines. Jayasree K. Iyer, Foundation Executive Director, will speak at both events.

Work starts on metrics for the 2020 AMR Benchmark

19 Apr 2018
The Access to Medicine Foundation has started the methodology review for the next Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark. The Foundation is consulting a wide range of experts and stakeholders to explore how to refine its analysis of pharmaceutical company responses to antimicrobial resistance.

Access to Medicine Foundation in India to discuss AMR strategies

12 Mar 2018
India is home to more than a billion people, who face increasing rates of drug resistance. From 12-16 March, the Access to Medicine Foundation will be in New Delhi and Mumbai, India, to meet with Indian-based pharmaceutical companies and government representatives to share ideas and opportunities to limit drug resistance. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Jayasree K. Iyer, will also speak at the Delhi End TB Summit.

The first Benchmark launches at the WEF in Davos

24 Jan 2018
At 14:00 CET on Tuesday 23 January, Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director of the Access to Medicine Foundation, will launch the first Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark in a livestreamed WEF press conference.

Live WEF discussion with Bill Gates & Jayasree Iyer at 1pm CET: “New Era For Global Health”

25 Jan 2018
Jayasree K. Iyer joins Bill Gates and others to discuss how new leadership, policy and business models are rewriting the global health playbook.
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Access to Medicine Index 2016

The only in-depth comparison of the world’s largest pharma companies on how they improve access to medicine for the poor.

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Access to Vaccines Index 2017

The first tool to show how vaccine companies are responding to calls to increase access to vaccines.

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Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark 2018

The first detailed analysis of pharmaceutical company action against antimicrobial resistance.

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New positions in the AMR Benchmark research programme and the Access to Medicine Index
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Access to medicine: a material issue for investors
Investors engage with the Foundation for insight into our analysis of the pharma sector, including into governance structures, R&D and pricing strategies.

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Encourage pharma companies Access to Medicine


Incentivising pharma to develop medicine for the poor
Which mechanisms work for engaging pharma companies in R&D for diseases of poverty?

“To improve access, we believe pharmaceutical companies need to focus on how
they deploy their products, and, as global citizens, collaborate on the development of strong health systems.”

Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation.


Embedding pro-access governance


Mainstreaming inclusive business models


Improving industry responsiveness to public health priorities


Employing ‘access-thinking’ in product deployment


Addressing unmet needs through R&D

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