WISH contributed its research on Investing in Health to the third Health Innovation Week, held in Mexico City on March 29 – 30, 2017.
Health Innovation Week is organized annually by the Mexican Association of Pharmaceutical Research Industries (AMIIF) and is intended to promote a broader discussion of health issues. The topic of this year’s event was the role of health innovation to promote growth.
Eduardo González-Pier, Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC and former Deputy Minister of Health of Mexico, said: “Presenting the WISH report at the third Health Innovation Week in Mexico City was a great opportunity to inform and motivate local discussions about the need to view health expenditure as an investment with positive economic returns. If the case for increased health investment could end up being advocated not only by ministries of health but by other sectors and interest groups, we could say that the WISH report has accomplished its main goal.”