2014 Access To Medicine Ranking

2014 The Access to Medicine Index

There are thousands of pharmaceutical companies around the world, but not all of them are doing great in terms of contribute to reach more patients.

Access to Medicine Index is an independent initiative that ranks the world’s 20 largest research-based pharmaceutical companies according to their efforts to improve access to medicine in 106 low- to middle-income countries [1].

The Access to Medicine Index is published every two years by the Access to Medicine Foundation, an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving access to medicine for people in need and receives financial support from donors such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs [1].

This year ranking have been just published and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a winner of 2012 ranking, now they won it again with #1 ranking. GSK have done a great job in order to bring more access to medicine, especially at least developing countries like Cambodia, Laos, and African countries.

This UK giant pharmaceutical company make it best quality products available in those countries at a very affordable price. In Cambodia, GSK introduce and selling huge range of products from pharma to vaccines and consumer healthcare.

GSK is one of the giant pharmaceutical companies that invest in improving healthcare service and healthcare infrastructures. GSK returns 20% of its annual profit to build healthcare centers, healthcare services and improve the capability of healthcare professionals. Since 2008 till now, GSK built 3 healthcare centers in Cambodia, and help reduce the new born mortality babies. This is a good contribution and not so many company here in Cambodia doing this. Thanks to GSK and its contributions.

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