Aims and Objectives
The aim of this commission is to assess access and promotion policies for Essential Medicines worldwide through the lens of young health providers, researchers and advocates. Building on the analysis on primary and secondary data, we seek both to provide evidence based policy recommendations and raise the awareness of the relevance of Essential Medicines Policies. To adequately address these issues, our objectives are:
Independent assessment on Essential Medicine Policies
The assessment will focus on equitable access to Essential Medicines, giving particular attention to solutions for better Essential Medicines Policies through the lens of the future generation.
Evidence-based policy recommendations
Evidence from the existing literature will be a fundamental basis for our work. Our recommendations will be based on both qualitative data including anecdotes, case studies, and interviews with other young professionals working in the field as well as rigorous quantitative data from health systems across the world. These recommendations will also be grounded in the broader issues of Universal Health Coverage and health systems strengthening, providing a broad framework focused on making essential medicines accessible, affordable and of high quality.
Visibility, public involvement and response in a timely and evidence-based manner
YCEMP seeks to involve other young people and the public in general through hosting workshops at conferences, having online consultations and social media outreach. The team will also respond in a timely and evidence-based manner to current debate around access to medicines.
Collaboration with Lancet Commission
The YCEMP is working closely together with the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies. The two commissions will meet regularly to discuss progress and collaboration. They will also work closely together on ensuring the public is involved in the process through open consultations and youth educational workshops/materials. You can sign up for their newsletter for monthly updates.
The YCEMP has been given an opportunity to represent the voice of young professionals in health care concerned about improve access to essential medicines. The YCEMP aims to use this mandate to inform the public, colleagues, academia, industry, decision makers and others about the importance of essential medicines and current barriers to their access for patients. In particular, the YCEMP aims to provide useable recommendations for better Essential Medicine Policies through a framework building on health equity, universal health coverage (UHC) and the human right to health.
The Essential Medicines List
Patents, Trade and Innovation
Essential Medicines on the Path to Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
Public Involvement, Outreach and Media - Making Essential Medicines Polices Accountable to Everyone