Staff Spotlight: Tim Reed

A famous man, John Quincy Adams, once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. Mr Adams was the sixth president of the United States of America—and the first to give an interview to a female journalist, Anne Royall, which was quite progressive for his time.

Giving Snakebite Victims a Voice

Health Action International Presents “Minutes to Die” at the Dutch Global Health Film Festival

by BIRTE BOGATZ, Communications Advisor

How do you measure the burden of a health emergency? We often tend to do that by counting—the dead, the disabled, the dollars to be paid for treatment. We end up with numbers,

HAI’s Research into Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodities Now in Full Swing

by BOBBI KLETTKE, Communications Manager

The methodology has been finalised. The pilot testing is complete. And data collection officials are trained.

Health Action International’s study into the price, availability and affordability of more than 30 sexual and reproductive health (SRH) commodities is now rolling out across all three of our study countries—Uganda,

Staff Spotlight: Gemma Buckland-Merrett

We open the curtain on part three of our “Staff Spotlight” blog series, taking you backstage at Health Action International.
Behind every report, every consultation response, policy brief or methodology there’s a person—most of the time even more than one, because Policy Advisors, Project Managers, Communications & Co. here at HAI work hand in hand.

Meet Callum Gunn: Our #InvaluableIntern & Rising TTIP Afficionado

Everyone’s heard about those internships where the main tasks are making coffee and copying and filing mountains of documents. Well, not at Health Action International (HAI)! Being an #InvaluableIntern here means you’re adopted as valued member of our team. With guidance from our staff, many of our interns conduct their own research projects on access to medicines and rational use of medicines topics to meet their course requirements.

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,

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