About Event

          
On behalf of ASSOCHAM, we are pleased to invite you to attend a knowledge sharing session on “Improving Access to Medicines in India” scheduled to be organized virtually on Friday, 27th November 2020 at 3:30 PM (IST). The principal focus of which is to stimulate innovative thinking around issues surrounding provisioning of affordable, quality Pharmaceutical products as part of Nation’s health care delivery systems.
 
Access to medicines is essential for materializing access to health as a fundamental human right.  Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Well Being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, would need, access to health services towards universal health coverage. Pharmaceutical industry is not restricted to the logistical component of medicines availability; it also includes management and quality of services, and promotion of adequate use of medicines. Therefore, availability of medicines is an extremely important dimension to assure access to comprehensive healthcare.
 
Improving access to quality and affordable medicines is a multidimensional challenge that requires comprehensive national policies and strategies.  As per National Health Accounts 2016-17, the out-of-pocket (OOP) spending in India is over two times higher than public spending on healthcare and according to National Health Profile 2018; around 43% of the total OOP spending went in buying medicines. Improving access to quality and affordable medicines is a multidimensional challenge that requires comprehensive national policies and strategies.
 
The difficult balance between best quality and low price of medicine has been a challenge for the Indian government. Sharing views on standardized set of key-quality criteria for procurement, monitoring and evaluation that promote access to medicines is the need of the hour.
 
We urge you to attend this virtual knowledgeable and insightful session and register your place by clicking
 
For any further information or technical issue in registering and joining the programme, please feel free to contact Mr. Anshul Gupta (9999565047, anshul.gupta@assocham.com ) or Ms. Ritika Malhotra (9560323090, ritika@assocham.com ).
 
We look forward to your kind participation.