Invitation to an EP round table: “Can we afford our medicines? The access to medicines crunch in Europe” – 12 November 2014 – 12:30-15:00

 

poster photoHealth is a fundamental universal human right and access to medicines is part of it. The EU and its Member states are committed to universal and equitable access to healthcare. Nevertheless, millions of European patients suffer from the lack of affordability of many life-saving medicines (and vaccines) across Europe.

The new European Parliament can play an important role in reducing health inequalities. In this context, TACD, Salud por Derecho, HAI Europe, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and Doctors of the World – Médecins du monde (MdM) International Network are organising an open multi-stakeholder event on 12 November 2014 at the European Parliament (12:30-15:00, room A3G-3). The program will discuss the current situation of access to medicines in Europe and explore policy recommendations for more affordable needed medicines. Speakers will include EU policy-makers, academics, experts and healthcare advocates.

See the conference poster and full programme here. Please register your attendance (please mention title & organisation represented) by sending an email to a2m.europe@gmail.com by Thursday 6 November 2014. Should you require a badge to access the European Parliament, please do not forget to provide your full name, nationality, passport/ID number and date of birth.

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MdM reports related to this event

New Treatments for Hepatitis C Virus: Strategies for Achieving Universal Accesscover strategies (MdM France)

The same document also exists in French.

It can also be downloaded from the website of the Hepatitis C coalition, www.hepcoalition.org.

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cover nobody left behindNoboby Left Behind. The importance of integrating people who inject drugs into HCV treatment programs. Arguments from a public health and human rights perspective (MdM France)

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On the website of the Hepatitis C coalition, you can also find a French, Spanish and Russian version, here.

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Access to healthcare for the most vulnerable in a Europe in social crisis. Focus on pregnant women and children (May 2014).

The report is available in English, French and Spanish, here.

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