The Sustainable Development Goals have called for all countries to strive for and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. This milestone can only be reached through concerted effort by the global health community in ensuring new, effective and appropriate health technologies are made available and accessible to those who need them most.
To effectively address diseases that disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries, Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, the Chair of the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, wrote about the importance of strengthening innovation in drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for diseases that disproportionately affect the poor and vulnerable. Prof. Kurokawa also recognized the critical role that the ADP plays in supporting these countries in accessing these new health technologies and delivering them to the populations in need.
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