Medicines in Health Systems

The goal of the Medicines in Health Systems TWG is to facilitate positive change in medicines’ availability, access, affordability and use, by informing and facilitating dialogue among different stakeholders in health systems.

If you would like to find out more about the Medicines in Health Systems TWG, the activities we will be involved in at the Symposium, or engage in this important area of research, why not:

TWG official sessions

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Organized session

Public / private partnerships and private sector-led oncology access initiatives in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC): a sustainable way towards universal health coverage for medicines and health technology?

Access to costly medicines puts systems under funding pressures. NGOs and pharmaceutical companies responded by partnering to implement access initiatives. On the example of oncology, this session facilitates a dialogue on the sustainability of those initiatives, their contribution to strengthening access to cancer care, and the challenges they pose for universal health coverage. 

Friday, October 12, 9:00 – 10:30

Hall 2N

Business meeting

TWG business meeting: Medicines in Health Systems

The Medicines in Health Systems Thematic Working Group will hold their annual business meeting, with the main topic of how the TWG can meet the needs of our members. Focus areas discussed will include policy, programs, content, and data for Medicines in Health Systems research and methods.

Friday, October 12, 12:30 – 13:45

ACC room 14