The Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty-Related Diseases will create a meaningful dialogue between Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and civil society to ensure that European policies deliver a coherent, comprehensive and pro-active response to address the need for innovation, access to medicines and quality health care for these diseases.
European Parliament Working Group
Supporting better innovation, access to medicines and healthcare to combat poverty related diseases
"Thousands of men, women and children with treatable diseases die every week in developing countries because the medicine they need is simply too expensive or does not exist.... We will work to ensure that the EU establishes pro-active and coherent policies for tackling poverty related diseases which promote access to affordable medicines and stimulate innovation." -- David Martin MEP, Chair
What's been happening?
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7 October 2014: Inaugural reception for 2014-2019 legislature, European Parliament
3 December 2013: EPWG members MEP Carl Schlyer and MEP Rebecca Taylor hosted a screening of the award winning documentary "Fire in the blood" in the European Parliament.