The Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

Every year, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines organises a week dedicated to one facet of the access to medicines crisis: the access to medicines week Last year, the theme was antimicrobial resistance. PanEssay (the Groningen medical study association) invited us to write an article about our events in this access to medicines week. We even … Continue reading “The Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance”

This pharma activist bends the rules without breaking them. And saves lives in the process.

The Correspondent is a member-funded journalism platform. With the support of their members, they allow their correspondents to write about topics that may not fit a fast-paced news channel, but are very relevant. Today, I discovered this article about Wilbert Bannenberg. He helped to get HIV drugs into South Africa, and ban the sale of steroids to malnourished children. … Continue reading “This pharma activist bends the rules without breaking them. And saves lives in the process.”

Neglected diseases as a symptom of our failing research system

As (para)medical personnel we share the same goal: to improve and maintain health. As a clinician I work towards this goal by treating individual patients. As a PhD student I do research to improve treatment with anticoagulants. Pharmaceutical companies join in to “work together towards a healthy world”(1) and pursuit “helping people achieve their best … Continue reading “Neglected diseases as a symptom of our failing research system”