Roughly 1.3 billion people currently lack access to effective and affordable healthcare. Spotlight on developing health systems: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these countries bear 93% of the world’s disease burden, yet account for only 18% of world income and 11% of global health spending.
Industry is particularly obliged to help rectify this situation by researching, developing and refining new health solutions. But efficient health systems and distribution channels are also needed, as are affordable health products, trained medical professionals, and informed patients.
Through programs and initiatives targeted to individual needs, we are working to help populations who lack access to diagnostics, treatment, and prevention methods. Beyond these efforts, we also foster a dialogue between various stakeholders in the health sector – only by joining forces can we overcome these challenges.