- Promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing,
- Ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide and
- Empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis
The UAEM movement centers around the belief that universities are well placed to act as an epicenter for change in the mission to increase access to medicines and other healthcare-related technologies in developing countries. This is for two main reasons:
- Many of the most important medicines and medical innovations were developed in university laboratories.
- Universities are social institutions with mission statements that often pledge to promote welfare through knowledge dissemination. UAEM firmly believes that this public welfare should not be restricted to high-income settings but should instead equally apply to all patients in need, wherever they live.
The Berlin chapter of UAEM will be hosting the UAEM-Europe conference in April this year! Stay tuned and find out more about speakers, programme and your chance to participate for free on: https://uaemeuropeconference2016berlin.wordpress.com