Access to Medicines
The Open Society Foundations support efforts to increase access to essential medicines for people in developing countries, so that everyone can benefit from affordable, safe, and effective treatment.
A Holistic Answer
Demanding a Just COVID-19 Response
As our grantees, partners, and allies work tirelessly to reduce the damage brought on by the pandemic, we at Open Society are committed to long-term reforms that will address the structural injustices worsened by the virus.
End the Drug War
Reframing the Blame for the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is better understood as a war on people. To stop this useless and unjust destruction, we must change how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.
A Decade of Progress
Celebrating 10 Years of Investing in Roma Health
First established in 2008, the Roma Health Scholarships Program was intended to support young Roma trying to ensure their communities got the health care they deserved. More than a decade later, there’s no doubt it worked.
How Big Companies Pretend to Create Economic Value, While Actually Destroying It
Mariana Mazzucato calls for a public debate about what is really adding value to our economies so that we can create a new form of capitalism that works for us all.
Improving Access to Palliative Care During the Global Pain Crisis
A panel of health experts discuss fighting for better access to pain relief for palliative care in India and Latin America.
How the Darknet Is Disrupting the Drug Business
Cryptomarkets are changing the way that people buy, sell, use, and make drugs around the world.
The World Must Learn from Hong Kong’s Example
While many policymakers work to control heroin dependence, Hong Kong stands out. A new report explains why—and offers lessons to public officials hoping to follow its example.
The War on Drugs Is Holding Science Back
The Schedule 1 drug law classification used by the United Kingdom and the United States slows scientific knowledge and human progress in the name of a discredited approach to regulating drugs.