Matching action to need
The Index has identified four key findings. Three findings link to whether companies match access to need. In R&D there is evidence that the industry responds to externally identified needs. However, good practice in aligning product affordability and availability with need is limited. Six companies systematically match activities to local priorities when strengthening health systems. Alongside this, the Index also finds that while companies are increasingly organised in their efforts to increase access to medicine: these efforts can be placed at risk without the compliance systems to support them.