Increasing access to patented medicines with the pharmaceutical sector

2 billion people worldwide do not have access to essential medicines. 50 of these medicines, e.g. for cancer or HIV are patented. The Medicines Patent Pool is a proven mechanism that negotiates with patent holders voluntary licenses for markets in low-income countries which are granted to multiple generic manufacturers. The competition drives down prices but ensures an attractive royalty for the patent holder. SDC supports this voluntary approach to make patented medicines available to people in these countries.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget

Stärkung der Gesundheitssysteme
Nicht übertragbare Krankheiten
Reproduktive Gesundheit & Rechte
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2027
CHF 3'756'962
Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Schweizerische Non-Profit-Organisation
  • Andere Schweizer Non-Profit Organisation

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   3'756'962 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   0
Projektphasen Phase 99 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2027   (Laufende Phase)