managed by Priscilla L. (Communication)
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Europe (UAEM Europe) is the European branch of the global UAEM network. Launched in 2001 in the U.S., UAEM is a fast-growing academic and civil society movement run almost entirely by students and young researchers who advocate for equitable access to medicines, and to ensure that publicly-funded medical research meets the needs of people.
Since 2015, UAEM has focused on highlighting the inadequacies of the biomedical research and development system, seeking truly innovative solutions to the medicines crisis arising from the Big Pharma model. With 70+ university campuses worldwide, UAEM champions alternative mechanisms for the way medicines are made via a global network of student-driven chapters that aim to improve access to medicines and health technologies for populations in resource-limited settings by, for example, influencing university policies and practices.
These donations will go towards supporting our student-volunteers in their awareness raising and advocacy work during the upcoming Access to medicines week. During this week, all our chapters across Europe will organise different information sharing activities, including panel discussions, round tables, debates, documentary screenings to raise awareness on the specific need to be transparent in all Research and Development processes so that the products developed and investigated are delivered to benefit the general public.