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27 September 2013
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Millenium Development Goals Success Event: Partnerships an Essential Part of Progress
27 September 2013 by Richard Bergström

Healthcare is a fundamental human right. I don’t think anyone can argue with that. Everyone, at some point in his or her life, gets ill [...] Read more

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From our blog

Introducing SWITCH!
23 September 2013 by Richard Torbett

This week I want to use blog space to publicise a major new project that we’re particularly excited about at EFPIA. SWITCH stands for Sustainability, Welfare, [...] Read more

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IMI 9th Call Still Open for Proposals in Efforts to Address Key Public Health Needs
25 September 2013 by Magda Chlebus

The Innovative Medicines Initiative, currently in its 9th call for proposals, is working towards addressing unmet medical needs through new and more expansive collaboration. You are encouraged [...] Read more



August 27 Panel: Best practices in the use of clinical trial data

Speakers: Hans-Georg Eichler, Senior Medical Officer, European Medicines Agency; Ben Goldacre, Wellcome Research Fellow in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Richard Bergström, Director General, EFPIA; Susanna Palkonen, Vice President, European Patients' Forum. Moderated by Alastair Kent, Genetic Alliance.

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Events calendar

Events Calendar

Antimicrobial Resistance - Incentivizing Change towards a Global Solution
From 03/10/2013 to 04/10/2013 (London, UK)

The problem of antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly urgent. What can be done to mitigate the spread of resistant infections, extend the effectiveness of current [...] Read more

What we are reading

What we are reading

The "Do You Mind" Campaign
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IFPMA's "Do You Mind" campaign raises awareness about mental and neurological disorders (MNDs) that impact peope around the globe. Launched at the World Health Assembly this past Spring, the campaign aims to help patients, family members, policymakers and others to understand the role they can play in collectively addressing MNDs. As World Alzheimer's Month draws to a close, we wanted to again highlight "Do You Mind" as a great reminder to keep raising awareness around Alzheimer's and other MNDs.

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