The interests of the people taking medicines are only rarely put first in the process of medicines research, development and regulation.
The absence of the public perspective, as HAI Africa recognises, has three key consequences:
- A lack of access to and the under-consumption of medicines for the majority of the world’s poor who need them.
- The over-consumption, beyond any sensible assessment of benefit and harm, of certain profitable medicines compounded by dubious promotional tactics.
- A lack of democratisation in formulating healthcare policies.
HAI Africa’s function is to trigger action, to serve as a multiplier, to mobilise and co-ordinate for the interests of the people - through research, policy analysis, information sharing, capacity building and by monitoring governments, inter-governmental organisations and public-private partnerships. HAI Africa advocates consumer-sensitive health policies.
HAI shapes global pharmaco-economic policies by prioritising three strategic aims, which are:
- Access to Essential Medicines
- Rational Use of Medicines, and
- Democratic Medicines Policies.
Please click on the links below to access current work areas and activities undertaken by HAI Africa:
Access to Essential Medicines (AEM)
Rational Use of Medicines (RUM)
Democratisation of Medicines Policies (DMP)
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