Without doubt, 2019 was a crucial year for our work which defends the right to healthcare and universal access to medicine. For many reasons.
A year when our demand for greater and much needed transparency in pharmaceutical policy reached the courts, and when we brought to the public’s notice important issues such as the enormous (and unfairly invisible) investment of public money in biomedical R+D.
Moreover, in 2019, we saw how, after almost a decade of absence, Spain announced its return to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, something we had been working for a very long time and which boosts the fight against these pandemics at a crucial time.
And of course, while Spain continues to deny access to healthcare for migrants (including pregnant women, minors, and older asylum seekers) we worked tirelessly to reverse this situation and ensure that everyone, regardless of their administrative situation, would be guaranteed access to healthcare.
It has been a year with many achievements that won´t be forgotten soon. This helps us to continue our work, especially in a situation as complicated as the one we currently live in, where public health and its defence must come first. We´ll always be here.
This is our 2019 report.
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