Framing the industry’s approach to expanding access to quality healthcare globally.

To help frame and describe the healthcare industry’s approach to reducing the global burden of disease and improving global health outcomes, BSR’s Healthcare Working Group developed the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH).

As a set of industry-wide principles and approaches, the GPAH recognize the importance of five core areas: collaboration, research and development, expanding availability of healthcare services, developing health systems resources, respecting human rights. The GPAH have been signed by the CEOs of major healthcare companies with global leadership in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics, and other medical technology.


Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck (MSD), Merck Serono, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Sanofi, Takeda