Health Action International (HAI) Europe is a non-profit, independent, European network of consumer groups, public interest NGOs, healthcare providers, academics and individuals. HAI`s mission and goa...
Health Action International (HAI) Europe is a non-profit, independent, European network of consumer groups, public interest NGOs, healthcare providers, academics and individuals. HAI`s mission and goals follow an overarching global work programme set every five years. HAI Europe devises plans and strategies to inform medicines` policy in Europe and acts as a regional coordinating centre.
HAI`s mission is:
- To increase access to essential medicines: Ensuring that medicines meeting priority healthcare needs are available, accessible and affordable to all;
- To improve the rational use of medicines: Ensuring that all licensed medicines meet real medical needs, have therapeutic advantages, are acceptably safe, offer value for money and are appropriately prescribed, in tailored doses, for an adequate time at the lowest cost to citizens and their community;
- To promote the participation of citizens in medicines policy: Encouraging and supporting the participation of patients and consumers in decisions that will affect their health and well-being, whilst advocating for the highest levels of transparency, independence and accountability in all aspects of medicines policy.
HAI Europe monitors and encourages EU policy-making around these three thematic priorities. HAI Europe works by implementing innovative methodologies that generate key data, develop and publish key publications and commentary as well as promote knowledge exchange on the impact of medicines policy on public health. The paucity of coherent medicines policies in Europe has driven HAI`s unique focus over the last 30 years and continues to be at the centre of HAI`s research, advocacy, capacity building and expertise, and as a result, has established HAI`s reputation as an authority on pharmaceutical policy issues.
HAI`s vision is:
Poverty and social injustice represent the greatest barriers to sustainable health and development and HAI works for a just and equitable society where people can participate in decisions affecting their health and well being, including the allocation of resources.