Fifth Healthcare Access Summit
The OPPI hosted its Fifth Healthcare Access Summit in August 2016, supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. The theme of the summit was ACT (Awareness, Capacity building and Treatment) on Non-Communicable Diseases, (NCDs); discussions centered around addressing the fast-growing risk of NCDs and measures to contain this disease burden. The Summit brought together government officials, policy-makers, leaders from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, global healthcare experts and other distinguished professionals. Participants discussed diverse aspects of tackling the NCD challenges and potential solutions, at a day-long event. This attention to NCDs was structured on four grounds: the scale of the challenge, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Action Plan to contain NCDs, the need for a strengthened patient centric healthcare system and a roadmap in the form of a Delhi Declaration.