Back To Top

Would you like to receive our newsletter?

You can stay informed about the latest news from ACCESS Health International! Enter your email address and first name and click Sign Up!

The Quality Of Lifesaving Medicines: A New Investment Strategy

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The Concept Foundation recently hosted a side event at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Forum on the quality of lifesaving medicines. Participants in the Quality of Life-Saving Medicines: A New Investment Strategy panel discussion noted that with decreasing aid assistance to developing countries, there is a need for new strategies and funding sources created by countries themselves to address their own issues with the quality of lifesaving medicines. While securing charitable or private investments does not always require countries to provide financial returns, it does require an attractive business case, an enabling ecosystem, and the promise of goodwill or reputational gain for the investor.

During the event, a speaker from Thinkthrough Consulting, Parul Soni, drew attention to the need for sound monitoring systems and appropriate messaging to ensure that every dollar spent translates to improved health outcomes. Others panelists included Ashutosh Garg, Founder of Guardian Pharmacy, Amithab Mehta, International Finance Lead Specialist Public Private Partnerships at The World Bank, Dr. Agarwal, Member on the National Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Elizabeth Lule, Board Member, Concept Foundation, and Fiona Theunissen, Program Manager, Maternal Health from Concept Foundation.

Prashanthi Krishnakumar

Prashanthi Krishnakumar

Prashanthi Krishnakumar works on the Public Private Partnerships Project. She also contributes to the India work for the Center for Health Market Innovations.

Leave a Comment

Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
We are no longer active in The Quality Of Lifesaving Medicines: A New Investment Strategy. Projects and resources are available in the archive.