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Feature - 24 Mar 2021

Analysis: Handful of new children’s meds on the horizon. But will they be accessible to children in LMICs?

Analysis from the Access to Medicine Index shows that just 7% of pharmaceutical companies’ R&D is for children under 12, despite significant gaps in paediatric treatment options. Some game-changing medicines are on the horizon.

2021 Access to Medicine Index: latest analysis of pharma action.

The Index reports how 20 pharma companies make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics more accessible for people in low- and middle-income countries.

"There have been massive improvements in global health in the past decades, with all major pharmaceutical companies taking action. To close the gaps that remain, a greater diversity of companies must get involved and stay engaged."

Jayasree K. Iyer

CEO, Access to Medicine Foundation

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