The Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare
Improving access to healthcare globally is a pressing societal challenge. Progress has been made, but we are faced with new challenges.
There is a need for continued innovation to address current and future unmet medical and healthcare needs. This requires new thinking and a comprehensive approach: All stakeholders of a healthcare system have to work together in seeking sustainable solutions that promote universal access to care.
The Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH) are a call to action to expand access to quality healthcare. They build on the experience and lessons learned by the industry from working with many stakeholders to help improve access to medicines and vaccines for areas as diverse as HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases, and childhood immunization.
The GPAH recognize the importance of each of the following five core areas:
- Research and development
- Expanding availability of healthcare services
- Developing health systems resources
- Respecting human rights
The GPAH frame the signatories’ efforts—both as independent companies, and as a collective body of signatories—to reduce the global burden of disease by helping to ensure that medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and other medical technology and assistance are effectively developed and deployed.
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- Astellas M
- Bristol-Myers Squibb M
- Eli Lilly
- GlaxoSmithKline M
- Johnson & Johnson M
- Merck (MSD) M
- Merck Serono
- Novartis M
- Novo Nordisk M
- Roche M
- Sanofi M
- Takeda M