Our Global Chapter Coordinator Ishu Kataria was featured January 13th on the RTI International website:
In a recent publication titled "An economy for the 99%, Oxfam reports that eight richest men own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world today. In the wake of the need to continue this discussion, we are re-posting a blog from 2015 by global equity researcher Maja Pleic on "Rising Wealth Inequality and NCDs".
Show Us the Money! How Greater Drug Pricing Transparency Could Fund Innovation and Improve Access to Medicines
Can you afford to be healthy?
The health and well-being of all global citizens is supported by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. However, inequalities – both within and between countries – mean that some individuals are able to access the services and products that encourage health more than others, a fact recognized by SDG 10 (“Reduce inequality within and among countries”), as well as SDG 12 (“Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns”). Rising prices have reduced low-income countries' and individuals of low socio-economic status' ability to access many necessary medicines. People living with chronic diseases, who often pay exorbitant prices over long periods of time, are particularly vulnerable to growing costs - but increased drug pricing transparency can help.