Launch: Open Contracting for Medicines Quickstart Guide
Governments and citizens around the world need more health for their money.
Our new Open Contracting for Medicines Guide offers you 10 tested strategies that can help every government improve its procurement practices across the full procurement cycle for medicines.
Progress towards universal health coverage is going backwards. Millions of people have fallen back into poverty because of out-of-pocket healthcare costs, especially as governments seek to tackle non-infectious diseases, as aid from international donors decreases and public resources are strained from the pandemic.
Without changes, poor medicines procurement will undermine progress towards the SDGs and waste or misuse precious public resources.
There is hope. Join the Open Contracting Partnership and Transparency International to hear how patient advocacy groups and medicine procurement reformers are opening up previously opaque processes and markets to drive better affordability and availability of medicines. Hear how strategies such as changing medicine selection, eliminating regulatory barriers for generic medicines, enabling transparency of pricing and procurement data, and building well-functioning supply-chain systems can lead to better outcomes in the health sector.
Date: Tuesday 7 March 2023 (see time conversion chart)
Time: 9 AM EDT
- Zoia Zamikovska, Senior Manager for Medicines at Open Contracting Partnership
- Giovanna Riggall, Head of Health Supply Chain at the Crown Agents
- Claudia Patricia Vaca González, Associate Professor at the Center for Research on Medicines, Information and Power, (Centro de Pensamiento Medicamentos, Información y Poder), Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the National University of Colombia
- Patrick Madziva, Procurement Manager for NatPharm in Zimbabwe