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Presentation by MeTA Executive Director, Brian Elliot during the MeTA launch in Uganda on 27 March 2009.

Presentation by MeTA Executive Director, Brian Elliot during the MeTA launch in Uganda on 27 March 2009.



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Uganda MeTa Launch 27 Mar09 Brian Elliot Uganda MeTa Launch 27 Mar09 Brian Elliot Presentation Transcript

  • Brian V Elliott Executive Director MeTA International Secretariat MeTA Uganda Launch Kampala 27 March 2009 Medicines Transparency Alliance MeTA 27/03 09
  • What is MeTA?
    • An approach designed to support country efforts to increase access to medicines
    • Improve information and increase transparency on price, quality, availability and promotion
    • A multi-stakeholder approach to support stronger governance and more accountability
    • International & national – peer pressure, share learning and work at both ends of supply chain
  • MeTA Principles
    • Commitment to improving health
    • Comprehensive approach to health systems, including pharmaceuticals
    • Transparency and accountability can:
      • Improve system performance
      • Build confidence
      • Support equity and social justice
    • Multi-stakeholder approach needed
  • Multi Stakeholder approach 3 key stakeholder sectors
    • Public: MoH/other ministries; health service managers and facilities; regulatory agencies; national health insurance schemes
    • Private: manufacturers; wholesalers; distributors; retailers; private practitioners; private health insurance; investors
    • Civil society: communities, patients, consumers, transparency and rights groups, media, FBOs
  • MeTA’s Partners
    • Alliance partners DFID, concept and seed fund, World Bank and WHO providing technical support
    • Partnership to be expanded at international and country levels
      • Private sector
      • Public sector
      • Civil Society
  • Country Commitments
    • Establish an effective multi-stakeholder forum
    • Progressive disclosure of data in four areas
    • Quality Regulatory, sourcing, quality assurance, vigilance
      • Availability Supply chain operations, equitable access
      • Price Supplier, wholesaler, retailer, import taxes, duties, affordability
      • Promotion Objective information, Rational use, good and ethical advertising and promotion
  • 7 Pilot Countries Global reach
    • … pioneers, leaders, champions – innovators!
    • … and an International Advisory Group
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  • Add value to country ATM efforts through transparency and multi-stakeholder working Road test the MeTA approach in different country settings Engage stakeholders at country and int’l levels Provide a model for eventual roll out in further countries Pilot Objectives MeTA 06/08/09
  • MeTA Pilot evaluation
    • Pilot evaluation January to April 2010
      • Quality of stakeholder engagement
      • Commitment to transparency (i.e. new information in public domain)
      • Progress towards achieving country objectives
      • Lessons learned
    • Application in different settings
  • MeTA Pilot Country status
    • MeTA Council established in 7 Pilot Countries
    • MeTA officially launched in Peru, Ghana, Philippines
    • Launches in Uganda (27 th March) and Zambia
    • (31 st March 2009)
    • Launches in Kyrgyzstan and Jordan April 2009
  • Congratulations and best wishes for future success to MeTA Uganda and all stakeholders on the Launch of the MeTA Uganda Programme on March 27 th 2009 in Kampala. MeTA Uganda Launch 27 th March 2009 MeTA 06/08/09
  • More information
    • Contact the MeTA Secretariat
      • International Secretariat, [email_address]
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