Insulin Still Unattainable for Many Living with Diabetes Worldwide: ACCISS Study Review in The Lancet D&E


An ACCISS Study Review of the global insulin market, called ‘Constraints and Challenges in Access to Insulin: A Global Perspective, was published Friday in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Co-authored by ACCISS Study leaders, David Beran, Marg Ewen and Richard Laing, the Review describes why insulin is still unattainable for approximately half of all people who need it.

HAI/WHO Pharmaceutical Promotion Manual Still Key to Combating Promotion around the World

Regulators in Kabul, Afghanistan, discuss the establishment of a regulatory framework and ethical code of practice to control pharmaceutical promotion during a week-long WHO/HAI session. by TIM REED Health Action International (HAI) continues to use the teaching manual, Understanding & Responding to Pharmaceutical Promotion, in many settings around the world. It remains a core HAI [...]

HSA4A Signs Partnership Agreement to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in East Africa


Maternal mortality is the number one cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the fact that maternal mortality is high on the international agenda, the goal to reduce maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015, is still far from being reached. By advocating and influencing the availability of affordable medicines and contraception and increasing the availability and accessibility of skilled health workers,  

HAI Holds Workshops on EU Medicines Policy & Access to Medicines in Eastern Europe

by BOBBI KLETTKE, Communications

Access to medicines is a key component of the human right to health. Although the European Union (EU) and its Member States are committed to universal and equitable access to healthcare, many patients across Europe still suffer inequalities in medicines availability and affordability. This is particularly the case in Eastern European countries.

Can the WHO Set the Right Course for Antibiotics?

by MATTHEW ENEVOLDSON, Communications Intern

As a typically awkward teenager, I was, as many are, occasionally afflicted by an outbreak of spots. Whilst these were embarrassing, they were by no means terrible. Even at their worst, they were nothing but a shadow of those of the kid, resident in every school, who is plagued by acne.

HAI urges MEPs to support key amendments to TTIP resolution


(UPDATE at 5:15 p.m. on 9 June: The European Parliament vote on TTIP has been postponed to a later date.)

It’s going to be a big day in Strasbourg tomorrow (10 June) as Members of the European Parliament vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution.

Successful week of advocacy for HAI delegation at 68th World Health Assembly

by TIM REED, Executive Director

Health Action International’s largest-ever team to the 68th World Health Assembly enjoyed a fruitful week of advocacy, which resulted in some major achievements, particularly related to antimicrobial resistance and World Health Organization (WHO) engagement with non-state actors. The annual Assembly was held in Geneva from 18-26 May.

The delegation was comprised of 39 insightful and talented people from ReAct–Action on Antibiotic Resistance,