Staff Spotlight: Jaume Vidal

In this edition of #StaffSpotlight, we present Jaume Vidal, a Policy Advisor on Health Action International’s (HAI) European Projects team. When you see Jaume in the office, he’s often teasing Alex, our Communications Advisor, eating a kiwi, or showing someone a picture of his new baby son. But on top of his charismatic social presence,

Time for a Treaty? ReAct Reports on Second Consultation on Global Development & Stewardship Framework to Combat AMR

by MAARTEN VAN DER HEIJDEN, Policy Associate, ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance

Last week, the Second Consultation of Member States and Partners on the Global Development and Stewardship Framework to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) took place. Like the last meeting in November 2017, non-state actors were invited to participate in the first of the meeting,

Medicijnen: de link met de maatschappij

Guest blog by FEMKE HEDDEMA, former HAI intern

Last week, we held a successful event in The Hague on public health and innovation in the Netherlands. The success of the event owed a lot to the hard work and dedication of our summer intern, Femke, who writes here on her experiences and what she learned working with us at HAI.

A Week of Promise for Access to Medicines

by ALEX LAWRENCE, Communications Advisor

At the 71st World Health Assembly, the great and the good (and sometimes, not so good) of global health came together on some of the most pressing health challenges we face.

On the agenda, and of particular interest to Health Action International (HAI), were the World Health Organization’s (WHO) General Programme of Work (GPW13),

What Role Can Civil Society Play in the European Regulatory Process?

by ANCEL.LA SANTOS, Senior Policy Advisor

The formal engagement of patients and consumers in the pharmaceutical regulatory process helps ensure that important decisions about medicines take into account the thoughts and views of the people they most affect. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has a long tradition of this kind of stakeholder involvement.

On the Road in Kilifi County: HAI Launches Snakebite Programme in Kenya

by BEN WALDMANN, Snakebite Project Manager and SOPHIE VON BERNUS, Project Associate Health Action International’s (HAI) snakebite team temporarily traded the grey skies of Amsterdam for the sunny coasts of East Africa. Communities living near the picturesque shorelines surrounding Mombasa, Kenya, are well acquainted with the risk of snakebite. Snakebite envenoming is a global health [...]

Open Science for Health: Shaping the New Framework Programme

by JAUME VIDAL, Policy Advisor - Europe Health Action International (HAI) and Commons Network were joined last week in a packed room at the European Parliament by European Union lawmakers, policy-makers and other civil society groups to debate the challenges and opportunities ahead for the medical research and development (R&D) system. Open Science for Health [...]

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