2 May 2016 — Health for Sale Invitation “Set innovation free: Time to fix the patent system” was the cover story of The Economist inHealth for Sale Invitation LR August 2015. The current model of pharmaceutical innovation is not delivering what we need. High medicine prices and a lack of research and development into treatments for diseases of the developing world mean that millions of people are going without needed medicines.
The Netherlands currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of its key priorities during its six-month tenure is to tackle exorbitantly high medicine prices. But how will it accomplish real change?
Join Aids Fonds, MSF, DNDi, HAI, KNCV and UAEM for an open debate on how access to affordable medicines can be realised through new models of innovation at the global, European and national levels.
Participants include renowned policy experts, such as James Love (Director of Knowledge Ecology International), representatives from the Dutch Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, and Members of the European and Dutch Parliaments.
Download the full event programme here.
We look forward to welcoming you to #HealthForSale and encourage all participants to share their views and ideas on how to improve access to affordable medicines.
The discussion will be held in English without translation. Health for Sale is being coordinated by:
Doctors without Borders (MSF)
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
Health Action International (HAI)
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV)
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)