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.


Real Life Learning — Work Is Just Not About Business

It seems just like yesterday but it is already 5 years of my career with GSK (http://gsk.com). I started with GSK as my first job and I ended it also with GSK.
August 1,2009, a fresh graduated student from Hanoi University of Pharmacy (http://hup.edu.vn) submitted his unprofessional CV for a Medical Communication Specialist (MCS) with no experience. He was tried to understand the processes, the job and learning everything as much as possible even though he had a very huge challenge in using English instead of Vietnamese that he used to use it for 6 years during his university period. That could not stop him from becoming a guy who like to explore, reading and learning new things.

Five years at GSK taught me a lot of good things. If you ask me where could you find a company that putting every efforts to taking care of human well beings? I would tell you that you should go to GSK. GSK will teaches you how to be a good people, good leader, and also a good staff as well. This is not just a pharmaceutical company that always put their business in the top of everything like Anh others does, GSK always share their responsibilities to the country that they’re operating, especially for lease developing countries such as Cambodia by spending 20% of its profit to help build or improve healthcare infrastructure. That’s what inspire me the most and I am believe that there is no such companies who willing to do such GSK did.

GSK is also a good university as well. GSK spent huge amount of money to make sure that each any every staffs get themselves learn new things and improve their skill and knowledge. I’ve got trained a lot from GSK’s intranet and it matured me up.

Now, my career with GSK had already ended and I can tell you that I do really it. It’s just like my second home, my second university. But as a human being we have to move on and we sometime have to put every emotional thought behind if we want to move forwards and I chose to moved on and learn something new, to find something which I still need it. My career page with GSK had already and the page is going to open soon.

Thanks to everyone at GSK, thanks to my colleagues, team and supporters who always support me, helps me, teaches me and guides me for past 5 years. Thanks to GSK that changed me, teach me to what’s right for human beings and what’s right for business. Now I can see that doing a business is not just money or making ourselves rich, it is about what will contribute to this beautiful community, what can we do to help our nation, out people to live in a happy life.