Maximizing Impact of Access to Medicines (#Access2meds, Part 2)

Maximizing Impact of Access to Medicines (#Access2meds, Part 2)

MSH Vice President, Pharmaceuticals & Health Technologies Group, Dr. Douglas Keene, tells Devex how strong governance enables access to medicines.MSH Vice President, Pharmaceuticals & Health Technologies Group, Dr. Douglas Keene, tells Devex how strong governance enables access to medicines.

This week, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Devex are talking about how to maximize the impact of access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries. Below are excerpts, descriptions, videos, and links to the conversation. See the full conversation on Access to Medicines.

By strengthening governance and promoting transparency, developing countries can be better equipped to regulate the flow of medicines and support their efficient and effective use. Countries could make much progress by assuring the quality of medicines, but what is really being achieved in practice?

Recent global crises such as Ebola and Zika have revealed the dangers of weak health systems. As countries work to strengthen these systems, Dr. Douglas Keene, vice president of the pharmaceuticals & health technologies group at MSH, advises policymakers to first start by addressing existing regulations and governance.

Watch video: Strong Governance Enables Access to Medicines

 

Funding, the '3Ps', and Engaging Private Sector

[The Nampula Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory in Mozambique.] {Photo by: USAID / CC BY-NC}The Nampula Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory in Mozambique.Photo by: USAID / CC BY-NC

Devex's Andrew Green, Grania Brigden, and Julie Espinosa and Helen Morgan, analyze how to maximize impact of access to medicines:

Visit Access to Medicines: Maximizing Impact to learn more.

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Access to Medicines () is a three-week online conversation, hosted by Devex in partnership with Management Sciences for Health, to explore work being done to guarantee access to lifesaving medicines. Join us as we amplify and analysis how to ensure medicine access for individuals at the last mile, in a way that saves lives, empowers communities, and builds resilient health systems. 

Medicine Movers tells the stories of patients in three countries who continue to benefit from pharmaceutical systems, launched during the peak of the AIDS epidemic. Visit Medicines Movers to see videos and stories in conjunction with the Devex and MSH series.

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