The availability of medicines is something many of us take for granted, especially in Ireland; we just get a prescription and go to a pharmacy. It’s not that easy in Africa – it is a great injustice that people are suffering and dying unnecessarily simply because they cannot get the medicine they need. Sadly many of the reasons for this originate in the western world.
Access to Medicine Index shows more investment for the poor
The Access to Medicine Index ranks the world’s 20 largest companies according to their efforts to improve or hinder access to medicine in developing countries. The Index, published every two years, by the Access to Medicine Foundation aims to stimulate positive change by publicly encouraging pharmaceutical companies to step up their efforts to improve access to medicine worldwide Click here to view the index