The past decade has seen incredible advances in medicine and healthcare, yet long-standing barriers to access remain in many parts of the world. Speaking at Science Unlimited 2019, Jayasree K. Iyer celebrated the current state of global healthcare and outlined the innovations still needed to bring access to medicine to everyone, all around the world..
Jayasree K. Iyer, Access to Medicine Foundation
Jayasree works to improve access to medicine in low- and middle-income countries. As Executive Director of the Access to Medicine Foundation, she directs strategy, stakeholder dialogues and research programs. These include the Access to Medicine Index, the longest-running, most comprehensive survey of company behavior regarding access to medicine; the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, the first report comparing company actions to bring antimicrobial resistance under control; and the Access to Vaccines Index, which reports what vaccine companies are doing to ensure all children can be immunized.