Meds Cost Lives Campaign

Medicines Shouldn’t Cost Lives 


People living with chronic conditions demand affordable access to medication. 
No one should have to fundraise for the cost of their life-saving medicines or die because they can’t afford them.

Patients living with chronic conditions have very specific needs. Many must take one or more medications every day, yet the price is unaffordable. In Kenya, for example, diabetes medication and management costs can be at least 56% of the average monthly salary.

The World Health Assembly takes place from 21-26 May  and we want to make sure that our voices as patients are heard. Share our story about living with chronic health condition and how you have been impacted by the high costs of medicine in your country and ask your government to take action to lower the price.
Tweet a message to your Health Minister and ask them to make medicines affordable for people with chronic conditions.

Ministries/Ministers of Health

@RwandaHealth Ministry of Health Rwanda

@Health_ghana Ministry of health Ghana

@Fmohnigeria Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria

@HealthZA National Department of Health South Africa

@MinofHealthUG Ministry of Health Uganda

@FMoHealth Ministry of Health Ethiopia

@MoHCCZim Ministry of Health Zimbabwe

@mohzambia Ministry of Health Zambia

@Caafimadka Ministry of Health Somalia

@MOH_Kenya Ministry of Health Kenya


@SaudiMOH Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia

@KUWAIT_MOH Ministry of Health Kuwait


@MoHFW_INDIA Ministry of Health & Family Welfare India

@PMNatHealthProg Prime Minister National Health Program Pakistan

@MoH_mv Ministry of Health Maldives

@sporeMOH Singapore Ministry of Health

@minhealthnz Ministry of Health for New Zealand


@roinnslainte Department of Health Ireland

@DHSCgovuk Department of Health and Social Care England

@saude_pt Conta Oficial do Gabinete do Ministro da Saúde Portugal


@msalnacion Ministerio de Salud de la Nación Argentina

@SSalud_mx Secretaría de Salud Mexico

@ministeriosalud Cuenta oficial del Ministerio de Salud del Gobierno de Chile

@Minsa_Peru Cuenta oficial del Ministerio de Salud de Peru

@msaludcr Ministerio de Salud de Costa Rica

@Salud_Ec Ministerio de Salud Pública Ecuador

@msaludpy Cuenta oficial del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social del Paraguay

@MOH_TT Trinidad and Tobago


@SenateAging Official account of U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

@HHSMedia Official account of the public affairs office at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

@SecAzar Alex Azar is the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 


Global Health Accounts

@DrTedros Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization

@WHO World Health Organization

@UN_NCDs UN Taskforce on NCDs


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Meds Cost Lives Campaign
Meds Cost Lives Campaign