Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)
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, (2) ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide and (3) empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis. University scientists are major contributors in the drug development pipeline. At the same time, universities have an avowed commitment to advancing the public good. As members of these universities, our fundamental goal is to hold them to this commitment.