Medicines play a key role for individuals and health systems. Used appropriately, they save livers, decrease of cure morbidity, and improve quality of life. Medicines can be one of the most cost-effective uses of scarce health care resources. Affordable access to appropriate medicines is increasingly important given the rapidly escalating prevalence of chronic conditions. However, a third of the world's population cannot reap their benefits, or do so suffering severe financial hardship.
In this seminar, we will illustrate current challenges in access to and appropriate use of medicines in Asia, discuss how system innovations in technology and financing can help meet individuals' needs, and identify medicines issues in the next decade.
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Dr Anita Katharina Wagner, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
- Monday, 13 December 2010
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road