Should UBC endorse global access principles from Harvard, Yale, and others?

After many years of meetings between students and university administrators, seven American universities—including heavyweights Harvard and Yale—have issued a statement that lays out strategies for promoting global access to medicines.

The statement has been endorsed by Harvard University, Yale University, Boston University, Brown University, the Oregon Health and Science University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as by AUTM and the NIH.

This, my friends, is amazing! Until recently, only four universities worldwide had committed to any kind of global access principles (Berkeley, UBC, Emory, Edinburgh). This month, the number has almost tripled!

UBC already has its own statement of principles, but this new statement is more explicit when it comes to strategy. So UBC is considering signing on as well, but first, they want to hear what you think! Should UBC sign on to the statement? Comments are open until December 15.

Click here to send your thoughts to the UILO.

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One response to “Should UBC endorse global access principles from Harvard, Yale, and others?

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