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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Transcript of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Universities and publicly funded research institutions will be part of the solution to the access to medicines & innovation crisis
Promoting the public interest & ensuring that all people regardless of income have access to essential medicines and other health technologies
(1) promote access to medicines innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing
(2) ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide and
(3) empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis.
believe in social justice and health equity
unacceptable that developing countries are disproportionately affected
Universities have a social compact with society and, as educational and research institutions
Students are uniquely positioned to push for normative change in their universities and research institutions.
Our work is guided at all times by principles of non-partisanship, democracy, transparency and respect
- Campbell University
> 50 in the USA
- UC system
UAEM at Campbell
Yale & Stavudine
Joseph, a HIV positive patient in Haiti before and after receiving ART therapy because of UAEM efforts.
Yale discovers novel drug compound Stavudine
Bristol Meyers Sqibb licenses Stavudine to produce an ART Drug
BMS makes $$$
Yale students & Stavudine discoverer stage protest demanding a humanitarian licensing clause be included in the patent
2nd & 3rd world countries gain ability to generically manufacture essential HIV medications
thousands saved! :) :) :)
To get low-cost medicines
to those in the developing world
Exercise our strengths as pharmacy, medical, and law students to raise awareness about neglected diseases, improve patient-medication adherence , ultimately increase patient therapeutic outcomes.
External Affairs Executive Officers
Internal Affairs Officers
President of External Affairs
recruiting Medical, PA, MPH, PT, MSCR, MSPS, JD students
yearly dues $10
iPad covers, bake sales, jeans days
Sponsoring a child via Compassion International!
We'll be fundraising $500 to sponsor a child's healthcare, education, and care in a third world country
Like us on FB!
you know the drill
UAEM Report Card:
look out for UAEM email updates
& Campbell announcements from Ta Sra
VP of Global Health Projects
President of Internal Affairs
VP of UAEM Education
VP of Regional Health Projects
HIV Pictogram Project
Rwanda Pediatric Formulations Project
Honduras trip- Tentatively Spring Break 2014
Looking at interdisciplinary participation
More info to come
Global Medical Brigades
Intellectual Property Chair
Up for elections!
educate chapter on patent laws & regulations
research pledges, lay groundwork for future patent office
Neglected Disease Initiatives
bimonthly Healthcare Provider Seminars
Global Health Day
Neglected Disease Education
Triangle Regional Conference
Cal Northstate School of Pharmacy
Chagas' Disease Initiative
Chagas disease is considered a “Neglected Disease” by the CDC.
Caused by a parasitic infection (Trypanosoma cruzi)
transmitted via an insect vector
(triatomine bug, or “kissing bug”).
It is a lifelong disease without treatment
Results in an enlarged heart, megacolon, and ultimately death.
~ 300,000 persons living in US have Chagas Disease
Chagas disease is endemic throughout much of Mexico, Central America, and South America where an estimated 8 million people are infected.
Why is it important?
Continued growth of the Hispanic population in the US
Climate changes have allowed the insect to migrate.
T. cruzi infection can be transmitted via blood, organ transplants, and mother-to-baby.
To provide education for our patients who travel to endemic countries.
How YOU can help!
Educate current pharmacists by offering a CE course through Campbell
Posters/education throughout the DO and PA school
Fundraising: Proceeds to go towards Texas Children’s Hospital for research/development of a vaccine for neglected tropical diseases
UAEM Scorecard Project
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
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