Staff Spotlight: Mieke Bakx

In our new blog series, “Staff Spotlight”, we’re introducing you to people who are worth a mint to us: Our staff. What would an organisation like ours be without these passionate people who dedicate their work lives (and more) to improving healthcare worldwide—whose everyday mission is to enable all people to access and properly use the medicines they need?

Small country, big thinkers: Why it’s only natural for the Netherlands to take on a pioneering role in snakebite advocacy

by BIRTE BOGATZ, Communications Advisor

Ask other nationalities what they associate with the Dutch and you’ll most likely hear, “cheese, windmills and tulips”. Annoying perennial prejudices—although the cheese really IS the best in the world (sorry, Swiss!). And who doesn’t like tulips?

But there’s another thing about the Dutch that’s really striking: in spite of their relatively small number,

Looking Ahead at HAI – Annual Message from Our Board Chair

by LANDER VAN OMMEN, Chair, Stichting HAI Foundation Board

High medicine prices continue to generate headlines and anger patients, healthcare providers, policymakers, payers and others in many countries around the world. But here at Health Action International, we know that high prices are only part of the story in keeping medicines out of reach for millions people.

Staff Spotlight: Molly Lepeska

Only when all pieces of a puzzle are assembled do you see a picture. The pieces come in different shapes and sizes, but each has a purpose—and missing one will leave an obvious gap. Only together do they form a greater whole.

Now and in the coming months, we’d like to introduce you to Health Action International’s most precious ‘puzzle pieces’: Our staff.

European Commission Appoints Health Action International to HTA Network Stakeholder Pool

By Ancel.la Santos | Senior Policy Advisor

Health Action International (HAI) was yesterday announced as a member of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Network Stakeholder Pool. The Pool has been established to facilitate contributions by a wide range of stakeholders to policy development related to HTAs in the European Union (EU).

We look forward to actively participating in future discussions and to supporting initiatives that strengthen the role of HTAs as a promoter of innovation,

Health Action International Launches Study to Examine Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia

by BOBBI KLETTKE

When 21-year-old Kissa Ojok became pregnant with her first child, she feared for her life. For years, she had heard stories from other women in her community, a rural village in central Uganda, about the pain, suffering—even death—that many before her had endured during pregnancy and childbirth. She had also heard,

Clinical Trial Data Transparency on Trial – EMA Under Pressure From Pharma Lawsuit

Thursday 1 December 2016 | Clinical Trial Data | |  Updated 22 December 2016

By Ancel.la Santos, Policy Advisor, Health Action International

For too long, pharmaceutical companies have endangered patient safety by providing biased information about a medicine’s effect on their users.

Intern Spotlight: A Year in Review

November has been ‘Intern Spotlight Month’ here at Health Action International, when we have shone a light on our incredible interns from the past year. Each week, we have let one of our previous interns explain the research they have conducted during their internship, as well as what they gained from it. November is drawing [...]

Intern Spotlight: Huibert-Jan Joosse

November is ‘Intern Spotlight Month’ here at Health Action International, when we shine a light on the interns who make tremendous contributions to our team and the work we do with their fresh perspectives, new ideas, intellect and vivacious spirit. Each week throughout the month of November, we’re introducing you to one of our interns from the [...]

Intern Spotlight: Gaby Ooms

November is ‘Intern Spotlight Month’ here at Health Action International, when we shine a light on the interns who make tremendous contributions to our team and the work we do with their fresh perspectives, new ideas, intellect and vivacious spirit. Each week throughout the month of November, we’re introducing you to one of our interns from the [...]

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