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Working Smarter, Not Harder: Improving Global Collaboration to Strengthen the Medicines Registration Process

In November, we co-hosted an online event with USAID MTaPS and heard from experts in LMIC national regulatory authorities, donor agencies, and academia on supporting regulators and streamlining registration processes to improve the availability of quality assured medicines around the world. In this blog, we highlight three takeaway messages from the discussion.

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Better Together: Exploring the Role of Pooled Procurement in Improving Access to Medicines amid COVID-19

Access to safe, effective, and affordable essential medicines is an integral global health goal, and all the more important during a public health emergency like COVID-19. Supply chain inefficiencies, procurement capacity constraints, and financial difficulties impede access to affordable, quality medicines; crises exacerbate these issues.