Partners of the event, sanofi-aventis and its vaccines division sanofi pasteur support the Geneva Health Forum, taking place from the 19th to the 21st of April 2010. This initiative was first launched by the Department of International Medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva, with the purpose of inviting major stakeholders in international public healthcare to discuss and find solutions for improving access to healthcare around the world.

Several current topics will be addressed this year, including healthcare policy at European level, the threat of pandemic and access to healthcare in times of crisis, access to medicines for neglected and tropical diseases, migrations caused by war and regional conflicts, patient information and education, and the problems and opportunities offered by computerized e-Health.

Sanofi-aventis, a Group with commitments: meetings, presentations and debates

Access to medicines and vaccines, and more generally access to healthcare for the poorest, raises complex issues that sanofi-aventis is committed to answer through its access to medicine policy. This goes beyond the production and delivery of quality medicines, and involves running patient information and education programs, and training health professionals in developing countries.

To focus squarely on local realities and challenges, the Group will use this 2010 forum to participate in roundtable discussions and present a number of major challenges in access to medicine.

Sanofi-aventis will attend the debate on the conduct of clinical trials in developing countries: ethical challenges for the pharmaceutical industry, initiate a brainstorming session on technology transfer to developing countries: challenges for vaccines, showcase tools for promoting the Lets work together on mental diseases: a pilot project in Mauritania, while Santé Diabète Mali, an NGO supported by the Group, will give a presentation on managing diabetes in developing countries.


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