Universities Allied for Essential Medicines is an international student movement that aims to combat the access to medicines crisis that claims millions of lives every year.
Through concerted organising and campaigning on our own campuses and across the world, we aim to create a more equal system for addressing the health needs of those who are denied access to essential medicines and healthcare. ---------------OUR VISION--------------- Universities and publicly funded research institutions will be part of the solution to the access to medicines crisis by promoting medical innovation in the public interest and ensuring that all people regardless of income have access to essential medicines and other health-related technologies. ---------------OUR MISSION--------------- As a non-profit organization rooted in a global movement of university students, UAEM aims to (1) promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing, supported by our own independent research, (2) ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide and (3) empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis. ---------------OUR VALUES--------------- As committed students from all over the world who passionately believe in social justice and health equity, we find it unacceptable that millions of people do not have access to essential medicines.
We are particularly concerned about people in developing countries who are disproportionately affected by the access to medicines crisis. Universities have a social compact with society and, as educational and research institutions, they have a responsibility to promote and manage the deployment of innovations for the public benefit.
In no field are the moral imperatives to do so as clear as they are in medicine. Students are uniquely positioned to push for normative change in their universities and research institutions.
We will use the intellectual sophistication, rigor and integrity of our members to fight for increased innovation as well as access to medicines and health-related technologies for all. Our work is guided at all times by principles of non-partisanship, democracy, transparency and respect..
These are the current membership fees offered by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Southampton, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|Free Member||FREE||01/09/2018 - 01/08/2019||Member has free access to UAEM events and welcome in committee activities|
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All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Southampton this year are: