Welcome to the January 2018 issue of Access Today, a monthly email newsletter from Access Accelerated with news and updates on the global fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Since launching at the World Economic Forum in January 2017, Access Accelerated member companies have continued to work tirelessly toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing premature deaths from NCDs by one third by 2030. We’re committed to achieving this goal and are optimistic for Year 2 of the Access Accelerated initiative.
In our last issue , we discussed why access to proper NCD care is a fundamental human right. Today, we’ll begin the new year by looking at how the growing NCD burden weighs heavily on the world’s aging population and existing health systems.
“Universal health coverage is an excellent investment of our resources.”
—Haruhiko Hirate, Chair of the International Affairs Committee, JPMA
On December 12, the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and Access Accelerated hosted a side event at the 2017 Universal Health Coverage Forum in Tokyo. The two-hour event, “Accelerating Sustainable UHC by Improving Access to NCD Care,” explored the power collaboration between the public and private sectors has to accelerate access to NCD care and help achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Grant Program Will Help Fund Cancer Care Capability, Delivery and Access Programs SUMMIT, NJ, December 5, 2017
– Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the launch of Celgene Cancer Care Links, a new grant program designed to support cancer healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained countries around the world. As part of this program, Celgene will collaborate with medical centers focused on enhancing patient care and building sustainable cancer care systems in resourceconstrained countries. Funding will be provided to approved programs in 2018. Read More