My Voice Matters! A successful initiative on value added medicines

Photo: Marc-Alexander MAHL, President, Medicines for Europe;  Astri ARNESEN, President, European Huntington Association; Donna WALSH, Executive Director, European Federation of Neurological Associations; Mariano VOTTA, Director, Active Citizenship Network; Umberto COMBERIATI, Chair of Value Added Medicines Group

This article was published in the Active Citizenship Network (ACN) Newsletter Nr. 52

Last 21 of November 2017, Active Citizenship Network officially supported, together with European Federation of Neurological Associations and European Huntington Association, the “My Voice Matters!” exhibition at EU Parliament, promoted by Medicine for Europe-Value Added Medicines Group.

The Value Added Medicines Group is a sector group of Medicines for Europe which aims to optimise, rethink and reinvent medicines based on known molecules and by bringing untapped innovation to improve care delivery.

The objective of the exhibition,  hosted by Lieve Wierinck MEP, was to provide a platform for patient groups and representatives to raise awareness on their needs, the importance of a healthcare agenda on patient-centric innovation and how to integrate the patient preference within a range of therapeutic areas.

The day after Active Citizenship Network participated in the panel of the 1st Value Added Medicines conference that gathered a wide range of exper

Astri Arnesen speaking. Photo: Medicines for Europe

ts in the healthcare community to raise awareness and develop solutions for patient-centric innovation and better patient access to value added medicines. Value added medicines represent a major opportunity to improve patient adherence and quality of life, also to address a number of medicine-related healthcare inefficiencies. Delegates call for more cooperation among the healthcare community, patients and healthcare providers to support best practice sharing and foster greater patient access to value added medicines.

The photos of the exhibition can be found at this link. To know more click here.

Watch a video from the exhibition