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Feature - 26 Jan 2021

Pharma companies inch forward integrating access to medicine into business practices

There are signs of progress in how pharmaceutical companies integrate access into governance structures, R&D processes and monitoring efforts. Yet initiatives addressing specific products still remain focused on a few countries.

2021 Access to Medicine Index: latest analysis of pharma action.

The Index reports how 20 pharma companies make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics more accessible for people in low- and middle-income countries.

"There have been massive improvements in global health in the past decades, with all major pharmaceutical companies taking action. To close the gaps that remain, a greater diversity of companies must get involved and stay engaged."

Jayasree K. Iyer

Executive Director Access to Medicine Foundation

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