Health Action Interntional
Health Action International envisions a world with safe, effective, affordable and quality-assured medicines for everyone, everywhere. To make this a reality, their staff and global network conduct research and advocacy to advance policies that enable access to medicines and rational medicines use for all people around the world.
Comprehensive Approach to Advocacy
To address medicines access and use problems, Health Action International focuses on creating long-lasting changes to government and industry policies and practices, rather than on temporary solutions. They pursue advocacy from the patient level to the highest levels of government through their ‘official relations’ status with the World Health Organization and respected relationship with the European Medicines Agency.
Their core values support their vision, inspire their talented employees to make immense contributions to their mission, and shape their culture. They adhere to these values so their partners wish to collaborate with them, their funders are confident in their ability to execute their work, and Health Action International is a rewarding place to work.
-Social Justice: They believe that all people, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location, gender, sexual orientation, or ability, deserve equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.
-Transparency: They conduct their work in an honest, traparent and ethical manner.
-Integrity: To safeguard their objectivity and integrity, they are resolutely independent of the pharmaceutical industry and protect themselves from all other conflicts of interest.
-Evidence-based: Their advocacy is always based on objective and current research.
-Empowerment: They share information with and offer their research and advocacy expertise to other members of civil society so they, too, can improve access to medicines and rational medicine use.
-Perseverance: They know that policy change takes time and never give up until the job is done.
-Inclusion: They appreciate and respect diversity in all forms.
-Excellence: They value and invest in their staff and network so they can achieve the high goals and objectives that they set.
Impact of their Work
As a result of their work, more people can access the medicines they need because they are affordable and available and more medicines on the market are safe, effective and address true health needs. In addition, healthcare providers and their patients use reliable, independent information about the medicines they prescribe, dispense and take.
All of this leads to healthier people who are better able to go to school and work, to volunteer and contribute to their communities, and enjoy life. These people go on to create stronger societies with economic growth and a robust social fabric.See more