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Access to Medicines

Access to Medicines

Despite advances in medical science, affordable safe and effective medicines remain inaccessible to billions of people worldwide. The Open Society Foundations support efforts to increase access to essential medicines for people in low-resource countries, especially for poor and marginalized populations.

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Recent Work

Voices
Will Brexit Make Britons Less Healthy?

Pro-Brexit leaders claimed that by leaving the European Union, the UK could shore up the National Health Service. Instead, they may have imperiled it.

Voices
In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.

Voices
Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy  

Instead of telling women not to get pregnant, Brazil should be implementing supports for them.

Voices
A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India  

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Briefing Paper
Ready, Willing, and Able?

This brief summarizes key concerns about the impact of the Global Fund’s withdrawal from countries that have already experienced funding reductions.

Event
The Impact of Drug Policies on Women  

In honor of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and the Open Society Foundations cohosted a special discussion on the impact of drug policies on women.

Open Society People

Director Access to Medicines, Innovation, and Accountability
Open Society Foundations–New York, Public Health Program