COVID-19: Changing how we think about finance for global health

by Michael Anderson, Chief Executive Officer When future generations chart the COVID-19 pandemic, they will note that ‘business as usual’ was set aside to protect lives. Unprecedented collaboration between science, industry and government is driving new vaccine development at record speed. Chinese scientists shared the virus genome within days. Anti-viral treatments are being tested in…

Leveraging at scale to tackle chronic illness

by Michelle Akande, Vice President, Health Markets Significant progress has been made against infectious diseases over the past two decades. In 2004, an estimated 1.7 million people died of AIDS-related illness but by 2018, that figured had dropped to 770,000. Equally impressive strides have been made in the fight against malaria, with deaths decreasing by…

Hema Srinivasan appointed Chief Access Officer

February 24, 2020 – MedAccess is pleased to announce the appointment of Hema Srinivasan as the social finance company’s new Chief Access Officer. Hema brings over a decade of experience in healthcare, market shaping and access programmes to reach people with life-saving medicines, medical devices and diagnostics. Hema will join MedAccess at the end of…

Cost of next generation bednets almost halved

The price of new BASF Interceptor® G2 bednets will be reduced by 40%, thanks to a new MedAccess partnership.  8 October 2019 – Today in Lyon, MedAccess announced a four-year agreement with global chemical producer BASF to reduce the price of 35 million next generation bednets, the BASF Interceptor® G2. The collaboration between MedAccess, BASF…

Pricing, Manufacturing & Distribution

“Whether products are available and affordable to the people who need them in these markets depends on the choices companies make when registering, pricing and distributing their products” This month the Access to Medicine Index published an independent ranking of 20 of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies on their efforts to improve access to medicine…

HIV tests in global AIDS fight

“Viral load testing needs to be escalated enormously if we’re going to have any chance of tackling this epidemic” – MedAccess CEO This piece from the National Public Radio discusses the importance of making routine HIV tests more accessible as part of the effort to reach the U.N.’s ambitious goal to eliminate HIV transmission by the…