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International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) represents research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health.

Research-based pharmaceutical companies make a unique contribution to global health as innovators of life-saving and life-changing medicines and vaccines, which improved millions of lives around the world. Both IFPMA and its companies are involved in hundreds of partnerships, including the new Access Accelerated initiative, a partnership of over 20 biopharmaceutical companies developing innovative and sustainable solutions to improve access to non-communicable disease (NCDs) treatment and care in low- and middle income countries. Access Accelerated also partners with the World Bank and the Union of International Cancer Control to help address the full spectrum of access barriers to NCD medicines. These partnerships involve the discovery of treatments that threaten health security or unduly put a burden on low income countries, as well as support Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by expanding access to medicines and vaccines and strengthening health systems and in doing so, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3 and SDG 17).

IFPMA hosts the Secretariat of the AMR Industry Alliance, a coalition of over 100 biotechnology, diagnostic, generics and research-based biopharmaceutical companies and trade associations that was formed to drive and measure industry progress to curb antimicrobial resistance. The AMR Industry Alliance ensures that signatories collectively deliver on the specific commitments made in the Industry Declaration on AMR and the Roadmap and measures progress made in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Other initiatives supported by IFPMA include: The African Global Health Leaders Fellowship and Fight the Fakes.

IFPMA Statement on UHC Political Declaration at UNGA74 Image

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09-26-19

IFPMA Statement on UHC Political Declaration at UNGA74

IFPMA congratulates the United Nations General Assembly in holding the first-ever high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and welcomes the adoption of the Political Declaration on UHC at its 74th session

IFPMA and its members welcome the declaration’s call to address healthca...

New Report Provides a Policy Framework to Support Countries in Implementing an Effective Life-course Approach to Immunization Image

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09-12-19

New Report Provides a Policy Framework to Support Countries in Implementing an Effective Life-course Approach to Immunization

The report “Implementing a Life-Course Approach to Immunization” provides a policy framework for countries to implement effective policies in order to maximize individ...

Industry and Stakeholders Reaffirm Their Commitment to Ensuring Ethics and Integrity Across Health Systems Image

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09-10-19

Industry and Stakeholders Reaffirm Their Commitment to Ensuring Ethics and Integrity Across Health Systems

IFPMA is proud to be a key partner of the Business Ethics for APEC SMEs initiative, the largest public-private partnership of its kind in the world with participation from more than 1,250 organizations across all 2...

The R&D-based Biopharmaceutical Industry Welcomes the UN Declaration on NCDs  and Calls for Innovative Financing Models  and Multi-sectoral Collaboration Image

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09-28-18

The R&D-based Biopharmaceutical Industry Welcomes the UN Declaration on NCDs and Calls for Innovative Financing Models and Multi-sectoral Collaboration

As an official UN interlocutor that shares knowledge and expertise to improve global health, IFPMA welcomes the strong re-affirmation of the commitment of governments to take steps to reduce premature mortality from chronic diseases by 2030 and strongly supports the declaration’s emphasis on orie...

R&D-based Biopharmaceutical Industry Welcomes UN Declaration on TB  Image

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09-27-18

R&D-based Biopharmaceutical Industry Welcomes UN Declaration on TB

Yesterday, at the first-ever United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB), world health leaders agreed on a new, collaborative, focused, and forward-looking 

WIPO and IFPMA Launch New Online Patent-Search Resource to Help Health Agencies Procure Medicines Image

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09-25-18

WIPO and IFPMA Launch New Online Patent-Search Resource to Help Health Agencies Procure Medicines

WIPO and the research-based pharmaceutical industry today launched a new online tool designed to help procurement agencies better understand the global patent status of medicines.

The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) is a unique resource where patent holders provi...

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations Joins Fight the Fakes as 36th Partner Image

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05-24-18

International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations Joins Fight the Fakes as 36th Partner

 Fight the Fakes is proud to announce that the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is joining as the campaign’s 36th partner. By signing up to jo...

The Pharmaceutical Industry Advocates for Even Greater Collaboration as Critical to Future Global Health Progress Image

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05-22-18

The Pharmaceutical Industry Advocates for Even Greater Collaboration as Critical to Future Global Health Progress

IFPMA launches today “50 Years of Global Health Progress”. The report traces global health progress over the past 50 years and the pioneering collaborative role the research-based biopharmaceutical industry has played not only to deliver pr...

Biopharmaceutical Industry Marks World TB Day Image

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03-23-18

Biopharmaceutical Industry Marks World TB Day

 IFPMA, the world body representing biopharmaceutical companies, confirms its commitment to the World Health Organization (WHO) drive to eradicate tuberculosis and its campaign “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”, focusing on building commitm...

Progress Report on Biopharmaceutical Industry Contributions to the Global Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Image

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04-18-17

Progress Report on Biopharmaceutical Industry Contributions to the Global Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the World Health Organization's roadmap on NTDs and the London Declaration, IFPMA released today its latest report “Doing ou...
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