International Ministers Summit

In October 2012, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is hosting an international ministers summit on 'Responsible use of Medicines’, or: how can we use available medicines more effectively, within the framework of existing healthcare services, so that patients benefit optimally? Health ministers from all over the world will visit Amsterdam to discuss this issue and map out an international path forwards.

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In conjunction with two international players of repute, the IMS Institute and the WHO, we have compiled two technical reports, which will set the agenda for discussions during the summit. We are also writing a discussion document summarising the most important findings for policy makers and ministers. In consultation with the ministry and other parties involved, we are setting up the programme for the day and making suggestions for follow-up activities. We will brief the main speakers at the summit, such as the CEO of one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, various ministers and eminent academics.