Access to Health

Aim of YASED's Access to Health Working Group active since 2010 is to primarily support the improvement of a business and investment environment in both the pharmaceuticals industry and medical devices sector and support the creation of a structure protecting and sponsoring the R&D ecosystem and innovation. The group mainly intends to position YASED as a permanent, reliable and value-adding solution partner with regard to sector-specific areas and develop cooperation and coordination with the relevant institutions and organizations in this respect.

Activities are performed before the Ministry for the development and adoption of an accurate domestication model in health. In line with common ground achieved through the meetings held with the President of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TITCK) Mr. Hakkı Gürsöz assuming the role of coordination on the Ministry side of the "Domestication Working Group" created between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey and YASED, it was decided to print in the form of a report the outcome notes of the joint workshops moderated by TEPAV (the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey) and to share them with the relevant parties. Our request to share the results of the study, which includes suggestions for improvement in the fields of R&D, Clinical Research, Production and Export, with our Ministry of Health and relevant authorities during a workshop, was conveyed to the Ministry. 

In addition, a meeting was held on January 2, 2019 between the Member of the Council of Health and Food Policies under the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Prof. Necdet Ünüvar and YASED members and it was agreed during this meeting that if the activities and positions of YASED could be shared with the Council, this could contribute to the activities of the government and joint activities could be carried out. A meeting was held with the Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey Ms. Emine Alp Meşe on September 5, 2019 to share the opinions and suggestions of YASED's Health to Access, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods and Food and Agriculture Working Groups with her. In this respect, the Working Group will continue to perform its activities in 2020.



Consists of 3M, Abbott, Abbvie, Alliance Healthcare, Allianz Sigorta, Amgen, Arup Mühendislik, Astellas Pharma, Astrazeneca, Atasun, Axa Sigorta, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer, Boehringer İngelheim, Chubb European Group, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Dow Kimya, Eurocross, Expanscience, EY Türkiye, Fresenius, Fritolay (Pepsıco), Garanti Bankası,  Glaxosmithkline (GSK), Horoz Bollore, İbrahim Etem – Menarini, Johnson&Johnson, Lilly İlaç, Manpower, Medtronic, Merck İlaç, Migros, MSD Turkey, Nestle, Novo Nordisk, Perfetti Van Melle, Pfizer, P&G, Roche, Samsung, Sanofi, SAP, Sephora, Sicpa, Siemens Healthcare, Siemens Sanayi, Takeda, UPS.


With contributions of Vodafone