[Ip-health] Webinar June 20 - Global access to affordable insulin: understanding the barriers

marcela vieira marcelacfvieira at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 04:05:00 PDT 2019

Dear ip-health readers,

We are pleased to invite you to the next webinar organized by the Knowledge
Network for Innovation and Access to Medicines.

*Global access to affordable insulin: understanding the barriers*
Thursday 20 June | 4:00pm-5:00pm CEST | 10:00am-11:00am EDT
To join the webinar, please register here:

Marg Ewen, Senior Projects Manager (Medicines Prices), Health Action
Molly Lepeska, Project Manager (ACCISS Study), Health Action International

ACCISS - Addressing the Challenges and Constraints of Insulin Sources and
Research Findings

Today, all those living with type 1 diabetes, and an estimated 63 million
living with type 2 diabetes, use insulin. Despite the fact that insulin has
been used for nearly 100 years, an estimated 1 in 2 people who need it
cannot afford and/or access this much-needed medicine. Various factors can
affect access to insulin, including issues at both national and global
levels. Building on previous studies focused at country-level, Health
Action International’s (HAI) Addressing the Challenge and Constraints of
Insulin Sources and Supply (ACCISS) Study has been working to identify and
address the inequities and inefficiencies in the global insulin market.
Marg Ewen and Molly Lepeska will present the main research findings of this
multi-year study, including issues related to global market structure,
intellectual property, trade, prices, taxes and tariffs. They will share
their main conclusions and offer recommendations to increase the
affordability and availability of this essential medicine around the world.

The webinar is free and open to the public, and will be held in English.
Participants will be able to pose questions orally or in writing, and the
speakers will respond to a selection of these during the second half of the
event. Recordings of all webinars will be made available at the Global
Health Centre webpage
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with additional
information on how to join the webinar using the Zoom platform.

We hope you will be able to join us for this informative discussion. This
event is part of the webinar series of the Knowledge Network for Innovation
and Access to Medicines, a project of the Global Health Centre at the
Graduate Institute of Geneva. Suggestions for speakers and topics for
future webinars are welcome at globalhealthresearch at graduateinstitute.ch.

Marcela Vieira
Project Coordinator
Knowledge Network for Innovation and Access to Medicines
Global Health Centre, Research
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
marcela.vieira at graduateinstitute.ch

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