How we make change
The Access to Medicine Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to stimulate and guide pharmaceutical companies to do more for the people living in low- and middle-income countries without access to medicine. We talk to experts about the actions pharmaceutical companies can and should be taking and then analyse what they are actually doing.
In practice, that means using a rigorous scoring and evaluation process to analyse pharmaceutical companies’ actions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We then benchmark companies against each other and identify best practices and progress gaps. We make all of our results public and use our findings in our own outreach work to expand good practice across the industry. We have just published the first Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, and the groundwork for the next Benchmark is already in place.
“We set ourselves huge goals here at the Foundation – and we’re not afraid of them,” says Danny Edwards, Research Programme Manager at the Access to Medicine Foundation. “For me, our work pays off when we hear real evidence of how it makes change.”
Join our AMR research team
We are currently looking for a talented Research Programme Manager to manage the team developing the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark. The main focus of this role is to lead and guide the team behind the next AMR Benchmark that is due for publication in early 2020. With an in-depth knowledge of AMR, the pharmaceutical industry and a passion for research and leadership, the Research Programme Manager will oversee the research that underpins this change-making tool. If this sounds like you, apply here.
“You never stop learning here – among our multidisciplinary mix there are pharmacists, biologists, environmentalists, epidemiologists and more. But we are glued together by our research and its real-world applications for global health.” Beth Boyer, Researcher at the Access to Medicine Foundation.
Get a sense of how our work is used
• Our research was brought into the homes of the public through articles from the New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Reuters, STAT News… See more here or Watch Reuters TV report on our latest work
• Read what Dame Sally Davies, Jim O’Neill, Jeremy Farrar and other key influencers in the industry and global health say about our work…. Find out more
• Foundation representatives have spoken in conferences and roundtables around the world, including the World Economic Forum at Davos and the Call to Action on AMR Conference in Berlin…. View more