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MeTA introduction

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Presentation by Wilbert Bannenberg, Technical Director, International MeTA Secretariat on MeTA during the 69th FIP Congress, Istanbul, September 2009.

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MeTA introduction

  1. 1. Wilbert Bannenberg Technical Director International MeTA Secretariat 5 September 2009, FIP 2009 Congress, Istanbul Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) MeTA FIP 05/09/2009
  2. 2. What is MeTA? <ul><li>An international alliance between: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DFID, World Bank, WHO, private sector, NGOs, professional organisations. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alliances in 7 pilot countries to focus on what can be done to increase access to medicines. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Government, CSOs and Private Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An International Secretariat to support country work, and, upon request, technical assistance. </li></ul>05/09/2009 MeTA FIP
  3. 3. What does MeTA want to achieve? <ul><li>MeTA goal: to increase access to essential medicines, especially for the poor in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Essential medicines still valid concept </li></ul><ul><li>But, after 30 years, 2 billion people are still not having access </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do better? </li></ul>05/09/2009 MeTA FIP
  4. 4. Added value of MeTA? <ul><li>Country led, bottom-up approach </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Improved transparency and disclosure of all players should lead to better information & greater accountability in the supply chain </li></ul>05/09/2009 MeTA FIP
  5. 5. The scope of MeTA <ul><li>Currently 7 countries are piloting MeTA (until September 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaboration with private sector, NGOs, donors and professional organisations </li></ul>05/09/2009 MeTA FIP
  6. 6. Transparency? <ul><li>Improving information access, scrutiny and use, in order to support the development of viable, efficient medicines markets and supply systems that benefit all developing country consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency = not only disclosure of the price, quality of medicines; but also: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jointly use the information to identify barriers, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jointly seek better solutions! </li></ul></ul>MeTA FIP 05/09/2009
  7. 7. Drug Supply – Transparent? Source: SSDS Inc for the World Bank
  8. 8. Transparent? 05/09/2009 MeTA FIP Source: TI Global corruption report 2006
  9. 9. Areas where transparency can help… 05/09/2009 MeTA FIP Source: TI Global corruption report 2006
  10. 10. Transparency in pharmacy practice? <ul><li>Transparency should be an integral part of Good Pharmacy Practice! </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacists can help in both public and private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome in MeTA! </li></ul>05/09/2009 MeTA FIP
  11. 11. Contact? <ul><li>Wilbert Bannenberg </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: +31-6-20873123 </li></ul><ul><li>MeTA website: www.MedicinesTransparency.org </li></ul>MeTA FIP 05/09/2009

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