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World Health Day: our commitment to provide Health For All

Date: 07/04/2023

Today, on World Health Day, we celebrate the right to good health for every person, everywhere. The theme for this year's World Health Day is "Health For All: Joining Forces for a Better Future," which highlights the importance of working together to achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes for all.


At Chiesi, we believe that everyone should have access to high-quality healthcare and that this is essential to a fulfilling life in a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Unfortunately, 30% of the global population still lacks access to essential health services, and almost two billion people face catastrophic or impoverishing health spending[1]. This is why we are committed to addressing unmet needs and providing better outcomes and a higher quality of life to patients around the world.


To achieve Health For All, we need individuals and communities to have access to high-quality health services, skilled health workers providing quality, people-centered care, and policy-makers committed to investing in universal health coverage. Evidence shows that health systems powered by a primary health care approach are a cost-effective way to bring services for health and well-being closer to people.


At Chiesi, we are taking action to contribute to this vision in various ways. We collaborate with a wide range of patient and healthcare professional associations to contribute to the spread of knowledge of, respectively, disease awareness and medical conditions in our therapeutic areas. We are also committed to researching and developing new therapies, as well as facilitating access to care for as many patients as possible.


We understand that fair pricing is a complex issue, but we are committed to offer sustainable prices for our treatments. We work in cross-functional teams to bring the payer and patient voice to inform key clinical and commercial decision-making discussions. We examine new opportunities to remove barriers to access, and thanks to the Chiesi Foundation, we explore ways to improve access to quality neonatal and respiratory health care services in the low- and middle- income countries.


COVID-19 and other health emergencies, overlapping humanitarian and climate crises, economic constraints, and war have made every country's journey to Health For All more urgent.


On this World Health Day, let us all take action towards meeting our universal health coverage commitments and holding leaders accountable for their promises. Together, we can make #HealthForAll a reality.


[1] https://www.who.int/campaigns/75-years-of-improving-public-health/key-messages