The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) recently organised Health Dialogue 2019 in Delhi with the mission ‘Health Meets Hope’. The event focussed on the convergence of regulations, financing, technology and advanced pharma science to realise the true healthcare potential for patients across the country. It witnessed policy makers, regulators, global experts, patient groups and members of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry coming together to discuss the need for building an inclusive healthcare ecosystem, with patient well-being at the core. A nationwide digital campaign, ‘Refreshing Research’, across pharma colleges in the country to highlight the role of science and research in improving patient lives, was also announced during Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India Health Dialogue 2019.
The contest will encourage participants to come up with innovation/incremental innovation in various areas like women’s health; public health – AMR and vaccines, mental health; supply chain management and sustainability in the pharma industry. An online jury, along with broader participation from the student community, who can publicly vote for their favourites, will award scores to participants. The final scores will have winners emerging with their winning ideas.
The government’s announcement of Ayushman Bharat has stirred a nationwide interest in the subject of healthcare access and universal health coverage. Health Dialogue 2019 provided a platform to discuss multi-faceted approaches to develop an innovative and sustainable healthcare financing model.